By Dave Andrusko
If ever it should occur to you that Hollywood might not be the entertainment arm of the Abortion Industry, consider this by Nellie Andreeva at deadline.com.
The headline pretty much tells you all you need to know: “NBC Developing Dramedy Inspired By Former Texas Senator Wendy Davis.” A dramedy, obviously, is supposed to combine drama and comedy.
What can be more dramatic than the real-life story of Ms. Davis? Heralded as the second-coming of former pro-abortion Texas Gov. Ann Richards (mother of PPFA’s Cecile Richards), Davis soared to media mega-stardom when her lengthy filibuster temporarily foiled HB2.
Led by pro-life Gov. Rick Perry, another special session was quickly called and passed HB2. That only made Davis a hero AND a martyr brought down by those nasty right-wingers. So what to do? Run for governor.
That’s where the comedy comes in. Davis was supposed to cruise to victory over pro-life Lt. Gov. Greg Abbott.
But a funny thing happened on the way to the state capitol. Abbott won an overwhelming victory. He’d carried 59% the vote to 38.9% for Davis, with a winning margin of over 950,000 votes. Davis finished further behind than both of the previous two Democratic candidates for governor.
But, while the real Wendy Davis is “working on a new women’s equality initiative targeting millennials,” the character she is inspiring could/should/must be headed for NBC. Here’s Andreeva’s description:
Written by Jennifer Cecil, the untitled project centers on a female Democratic senator who, after losing the Texas governor’s race, gets her world turned upside down. In the vein of The Good Wife, while she pieces her pride back together, she goes to work in the law firm of her best friend — a black male Republican — and discovers that with no political future to protect, she can unshackle her inner bada_ _.
That sort of follows parts of Davis’ campaign, the truly cynical parts. Every once in a while she’d pretend to curb her enthusiasm for unlimited abortion. (Part of the bill she filibustered bans abortions performed on huge babies capable of feeling excruciating pain while they are ripped apart.) But everybody knew where she stood.
And in case anybody could possibly miss the moral of the project, in this imaginary parallel universe, her best friend is a black male REPUBLICAN .
Get it? Unshackled, everybody is as fanatically pro-abortion as Wendy Davis.
Truly, these Hollywood types need to get out more often.