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Hollywood distributors dismiss ‘Gosnell’ movie as ‘too controversial,’ filmmaker says

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Hollywood film distributors have rejected the movie “Gosnell,” because they believe it is “too controversial,” Phelim McAleer, one of the producers of the film, told TheBlaze in an interview.

The film tells the story of late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell, who was convicted in 2013 of performing abortions beyond Pennsylvania’s 24-week limit in addition to three counts of the first-degree murder of infants born alive and for the involuntary manslaughter of an adult patient named Karnamaya Mongar.

“Hollywood says it loves controversy, it loves diversity. Hollywood says it welcomes hard-hitting products, but they release all their movies with a similar content,” McAleer said, pointing to the pro-abortion films “Obvious Child” and “Grandma.” “Those movies cast abortion in a positive, friendly light. 'Gosnell' shines a harsh spotlight on it, a truthful spotlight, and that’s what they don’t like. They don’t mind abortion being the subject — it’s just when you challenge abortion as a good thing, then they run away.”

McAleer said that the film will be released independently, as Dinesh D'Souza did with his film “2016: Obama’s America.”

“There’s a massive audience out there for this kind of content, massive,” McAleer said. “We’re going to satisfy that audience.”

McAleer said distributors’ rejection of “Gosnell” is indicative of Hollywood “not understanding their audience,” adding that his movie “shakes people’s belief” in abortion and that  “Hollywood gatekeepers don’t want that to happen.”

“Mainstream Hollywood is just like the mainstream media,” McAleer said. “They don’t want an alternative message getting out.”

He hopes to have the film be in theaters next year.

Producers of the film, which was made with a record-breaking crowd-funding campaign, say it has received positive reviews from early viewers.

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