Despite its strong performance last weekend, where it ranked in the top 10 of all movies nationwide, theaters are now censoring the “Gosnell” movie profiling a murderous abortionist who was sent to prison after killing babies in live-birth abortions.
The movie has already changed hearts and minds, with one woman’s tweet going viral after she admitted she became pro-life.
But when it comes to the censor hip, actor Dean Cain is not happy about it.
“I have never experienced anything like this before, but perhaps it’s a sign of the times. So many folks have become so polarized these days here in the United States that they instantly demonize anyone with whom they have any disagreement. It happens on both sides, and I find it ridiculous,” he told LifeZette about the censorship.
The actor continued, “I contend that there are 10 percent on the far Right, and 10 percent on the far Left, and they are responsible for 90 percent of the noise. The remaining 80 percent of us live somewhere in the middle, and we should be promoting dialogue and understanding, not division and identity politics.”
Cain, the “Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” star, also says it’s the subject matter of his new movie that is making some work so aggressively to suppress it.
“With ‘Gosnell,’ it’s simple. People don’t want to discuss abortion,” he told LifeZette. “It’s a dirty word, and they would rather sweep it under the rug, pretending that horrors like what took place in Gosnell’s clinic are not happening here in the United States. It doesn’t fit the narrative, and the ‘powers that be’ — i.e. the mainstream media — don’t want people to see the film.”
Even though the movie made more than $1.2 million on 668 screen last weekend, 28% percent of movie theaters — including some of the best performing — inexplicably dropped the movie this weekend. This weekend, just 488 theaters showed Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer.
“There’s no denying that this controversy is stemming from the film’s content,” Townhall reported. “Gosnell executives aren’t surprised by the move – especially after the up-hill battle they’ve faced producing and placing the film.”
Despite the censorship, the movie’s producers told LifeNews they remain upbeat and indicated the movie is performing well in the theaters that continue showing it.
“The Gosnell Movie is doing incredibly well despite attacks from all sides. Industry veterans say they have never seen such campaign by the establishment to shut down a successful movie but we’re happy to report that so far none of it is working,” they told LifeNews today.
“You might have seen some reports over the weekend that the film has been dropped from movie theaters despite over-performing. Yes that’s right – even though we have been attracting huge audiences – theaters have been removing us from their roster,” the said. “But it didn’t matter – we have had a great weekend. We are having sold out houses across the country. For the list of theaters please visit our website.”
They requested that pro-life people help the movie via social media.