By Dave Andrusko
A big thank you and thumbs up to Paul Bois. Writing at the Daily Wire, Bois reported remarkable news that is hugely encouraging.
Although not even available on DVD until February 5, “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer,” which told the story of thrice-convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell, has earned “the number 1 spot in New Drama at Amazon from presales alone.”
The Gosnell marketing team sent a press release to the Daily Wire in which they said, “With three weeks until the film’s release date, pre-sales have already put it as the number one drama and number 4 best selling DVD on all of Amazon.”
If you haven’t seen the movie, or want to view it again with friends, the DVD can be preordered at Amazon.
Gosnell, who made millions largely off of poor women of color, was sentenced to three consecutive life sentences for intentionally delivering three late-term babies alive and then murdering them by slicing their spinal cords. Prosecutors told the jury that Gosnell had murdered hundreds of babies of a similar age but was sure not to keep records.
He was also convicted of involuntary manslaughter conviction in the 2009 death of Karnamaya Mongar, who died of a Demerol overdose during an abortion at Gosnell’s Women’s Medical Society. Another woman, Semika Shaw, died following an abortion at Gosnell’s clinic in March 2000.
Almost 30,000 people funded the Gosnell Movie. The movie stars Dean Cain (“Young Superman”) and is directed by veteran actor Nick Searcy (“Justified”), but we don’t have to tell you that a large part of Hollywood and the mainstream media did not want this film to succeed.
At the end of his story, Bois reports on his conversation with John Sullivan, the film’s marketing director who also served as a producer. After a strong first week in October, the following week, “the film was inexplicably dropped from nearly 200 theaters, including those in major cities where it was performing the strongest. Sullivan told Bois the drop could not be written off as a mere coincidence or “business as usual.”
“I can tell you from my experience in 15 years of releasing movies independently, we’re in uncharted territories,” Sullivan told DW in October. “It is an impacted fall, no doubt about it, but the fact that we’ve been dropped from theaters where the movie is the number 6 or number 9 movie is just something you don’t see.”
The makers also allege that media outlets refused to carry advertising for the film while Facebook outright blocked ads from being shared.
“NPR and the New York Times refused to carry advertising for the film and Facebook blocked over 50 advertisements on their platform,” read the statement released on Monday.