One of the most controversial films of the year is shooting right now, and you probably don’t even have a clue. And that’s not meant as a jab against your intelligence, instead, it speaks volumes about the actual production. Nick Loeb and Cathy Allyn are currently filming “Roe v. Wade,” but they really don’t want anyone to know about it. And for good reason, because once people find out what the film is about, everyone turns against them. Even their cast and crew.
Earlier this week, THR had a report about the film, and it included some stories about how Loeb and Allyn were intentionally keeping the details about their “pro-life” film about the supreme court case from cast and crew because they knew people would be upset. Because once people working on the film became aware of the content, it’s led to numerous crew members storming off set, locations being shut down, and even the actress set to play “Jane Roe” in the film quitting.
Now, you might be thinking that these people have a right to tell whatever story they want, as long as they have the means to do it. And that’s completely true. However, in a follow-up article about the production from The Daily Beast, it appears that the writer-directing duo has been misleading everyone and filming secret cameos featuring controversial political figures. Long story short, the production sounds like a complete shitshow, at best, and an elaborate con game, at worst.
“When I read the first two pages, I was like what the fuck is this?” one crew member said. The Daily Beast’s report is from various cast and crew, who are obviously keeping their anonymity.
The trouble began on Day 1 when the original director of the film and the first AD both quit. From there, Loeb and Allyn (who have no experience) assumed directorial duties. The duo gave location scouts a “whitewashed” synopsis which has been used to secure locations for filming. However, in multiple instances, including at Tulane University, once the location found out what the film was truly about, production was booted. This has led to a moratorium on letting people read the script. That includes the cast.
“They’re not keeping people in the loop with the script,” one crew member said. “When people finally receive the script, they’ve dropped out really fast. After people started dropping out, they said, ‘OK, don’t send people the scripts anymore.’ Instead, they’ve been changing lines and scenes before they shoot.”
And before you think this is some amateur film that has no real talent behind it, you have to hear who they’ve cast for this ridiculous venture. Jon Voight, Robert Davi, Corbin Bernsen, John Schneider, Steve Guttenberg, William Forsythe, Wade Williams and Richard Portnow have all been cast as Supreme Court justices. Stacy Dash (“Clueless”) is in the cast, as well. And Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, is a producer and has a cameo in the film.
However, the real controversy surrounding the actors involved are the two names not mentioned. THR was unable to learn the identities of these controversial political figures, but Daily Beast has the scoop. According to their report, controversial conservative pundits Tomi Lahren and Milo Yiannopoulos have scored cameos in the film. Lahren has a minor role, but apparently, Milo has a cameo that’s sure to piss people off.
It’s best just to quote from the Daily Beast for this scene description:
In Yiannopoulos’ yet-to-be-filmed scene, Dr. Nathanson (Loeb) witnesses Dr. Sopher (Milo)—who is described in the script as “an Anglo-Jew from India, with an unusual habit of an awkward giggle at the end of every sentence”—perform 32 abortions between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., an alleged event Dr. Nathanson recounted in his book The Hand of God. “You blokes are missing out on a fortune over there in the colonies,” Dr. Sopher tells Dr. Nathanson after performing the procedures.
Filming for “Roe v. Wade” is scheduled to run until July 15, and Loeb is hoping for a January release. But judging by all the drama behind the scenes, it’ll be a miracle if the directors are able to deliver this bundle of joy to the world.