The Supreme Court strikes down abortion: do cinema, music and theater avoid wrongdoing states?

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The Supreme Court, as expected, overruled Roe v. Wade. We knew it was coming, and it’s awful. Trump’s legacy is not only the criminal – with January 6 – but also to set the country back 50 years. It’s a scary time.

Now, perhaps 25 states will enforce their “trigger” laws and ban abortion. These states include Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah , West Virginia and Wyoming.

The question now is whether film productions will still shoot in these states? Will there be tours of musical artists? Will national Broadway show tours do business in these states?

It’s hard to imagine actors and musicians doing business in states that have banned abortion. Some of those states mentioned above don’t matter, anyway. But Tennessee includes Nashville and Memphis. Texas means Austin as well as Dallas and Houston. Louisiana is a top state for filming due to tax breaks. So it will be instructive to see what the reaction is: will our artists allow their money to flow in such reprehensible states?

Stay tuned…


Roger Friedman started his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His film reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes and he is a member of the film and television arms of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years, including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid-90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn’t). not so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. . He is also screenwriter and co-producer of “Only the Strong Survive”, a selection from the Cannes, Sundance and Telluride festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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