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Hollywood Threatens Georgia Boycott After State Passes Draconian Abortion Law

HeadlineMay 13, 2019

Hollywood actors and production companies say they will boycott the state of Georgia after Republican Governor Brian Kemp signed one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country last week. The law bans abortion when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which often occurs at around six weeks into pregnancy, before many women even realize they are pregnant. In response, entertainers including Amy Schumer, Christina Applegate, Alec Baldwin and Alyssa Milano pledged to boycott movie and television production in Georgia if the law goes into effect. Production companies Killer Films and Duplass Brothers Productions have said they will not shoot in Georgia. Meanwhile, filmmakers Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams vowed to donate 100% of the fees from their new HBO series “Lovecraft Country,” that is set to film in Georgia, to the ACLU of Georgia and Fair Fight Georgia. Alyssa Milano also called for a sex strike on Twitter, asking women to join her in withholding sex from men until abortion rights are restored. Many were quick to criticize Milano’s tweet for commodifying women’s bodies and its heteronormative implications.

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