Skip to comments.‘Gimme Shelter’: Film a Game Changer in Abortion Debate?
Posted on 01/24/2014 11:21:50 AM PST by Kaslin
Hollywood better be careful if it values its ability to insult and alienate conservative Americans. On the heels of the implicitly patriotic and plainly pro-military “Lone Survivor” comes an even less likely studio offering. “Gimme Shelter” will be out in wide release and boasts an A-list cast – and it’s the story of a young girl risking everything to save her unborn baby.
The Ronald Krauss film follows pregnant teenager “Apple” (Vanessa Hudgens) as she flees her abusive mother (Rosario Dawson) only to face rejection from her Wall Street father (Brendan Fraser) and find herself alone and desperate on the streets. Apple's luck changes when she encounters a kind hearted stranger (James Earl Jones) who guides her to a shelter for girls fighting to save their lives – and the lives growing within them. More after the trailer.
GIMME SHELTER Trailer (1080p) - In Theaters January 24th
Poised to be a game changer in the abortion debate, “Gimme Shelter,” is set coming out in theaters January 24. In addition to big Hollywood names Hudgens, Dawson, Fraser and Jones, the film boasts stars Stephanie Szostak, Emily Meade, and Ann Dowd.
Based on a true story, the film showed the gritty reality many pregnant teenage girls face and the mainstream culture tries to hide. The film drew inspiration from Kathy DiFiore, founder of Several Sources Shelters for young pregnant women. DiFiore, recognized by several U.S. presidents as well as Mother Teresa for her work, allowed the filmmaker Krauss to visit her shelter.
While there, Krauss found his motivation. “When I’d only been there a short time, I saw a young girl standing in front of the shelter,” Krauss said. Despite 18-degree weather, she had “walked about 25 miles to get there, with no coat and three months pregnant.” He let her in, he continued, and, “When she heard there was room for her, she grabbed me and hugged me so hard she almost knocked me over.”
“That hug,” he emphasized, “was the inspiration for the movie.”
Krauss never forgot the connection between his film and reality, inviting the shelters girls and their babies to star in his movie as well as influence the script and casting.
The big name stars appeared just as connected to their roles. As for the lead, Hudgens emphasized, It was an opportunity to completely transform myself. She continued, The story, which is based on the lives of several young women who stayed at the shelter, is completely terrifying, which was all the more reason why I wanted to do it.
Fraser donated his entire salary to the shelter while Dawson admitted, You dont have to be a teenage mom to connect to this. Its about finding a space where you can have trust and faith and belief in yourself. Its really a journey of discovery.
I haven’t seen this movie. I avoid theatres. It’s way too expensive. I hadn’t planned to watch it because I assumed it somehow held a liberal political message.
When I can rent it for $2.00 I may watch it.
Re-read what you wrote — slowly. Then reflect on why Hollywood might not feel very motivated to produce more movies with a conservative “political message”.
Do not misunderestimate the power of the box office.
Ain't gonna' change nuttin'. Abortion is here to stay. I get a kick out of how it's ignored whenever they talk about the biggest killers of infants, and never once include the 1,300,000 babies slaughtered every year here in the good old United States.
You make a good point there. I did go out of my way to see Atlas Shrugged (Part I) in a theater. I had to travel for that one.
I may have to shell out the money for it. I default to assume liberal messages in these military movies.
Mind changed. Congrats!
thanks for the reminder about “butts in seats” making a difference
This isn’t the kind of movie I’d ordinarily pay attention to, but the trailer and description are just captivating.
This movie has already been panned by the critics...FWIW.
If it has been panned by the usual critics, it may be worth seeing.
I am always very suspicious of Hollywood. On the one hand, they don’t make socially conservative movies so if one comes out, its a welcomed surprise. But sometimes bad movies are made and Hollywood tries to sell them to a target audience, like conservatives, by playing up a socially conservative theme. They sucker you into going to a bad movie by putting the word out that it has a conservative theme.
That does not surprise me at all
When I can rent it for $2.00 I may watch it.
What a cheapskate you are *rme*
Well then, what does one call 55,000,000
aborted murdered Children at the hands of those same Feminists, Democrats and "Pro-Choicers?"
I'd call that a War on Children.
Now who holds the moral high-ground? (That would be those of us who defend those who cannot defend themselves --- that's who.)
I trust you'll do like the rest of us and IGNORE what the so-called "critics" have to say and go see the movie?
There’s a leftist windbag* (douchebag, too) that writes for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette who actually gave it a very good review today.
*Honestly, you’d have to read some of the crap he’s spewed over the last several years to believe it...
“This movie has already been panned by the critics”
The critics ALWAYS pan movies with non-Kommie messages. I quit paying any attention to the Kommie “critics” ages ago and read only viewer critiques.
What they are doing is projecting their guilt on to us and hope it sticks. It is them who are holding wars on women and on children