Writing for World Magazine, Lynn Vincent reflects upon the shifting mood in Hollywood on abortion with a slew of recent films such as Knocked Up, Bella, Noelle and Juno. Steve McEveety, producer of Braveheart and executive producer of Bella and The Passion of the Christ, is quoted. Excerpt:
McEveety is among those working in Hollywood who say a subtle cultural shift, one that also reaches into television, is underway. Some peg the change to ultrasound technology, others to a changing of the guard among filmmakers. But all agree that Hollywood has awakened to this fact: Abortion is not only unarguably un-sexy, but also un-heroic. And without sex and heroes, Hollywood would have few bankable stories to tell.