Kirk Cameron Calls Out Hollywood For ‘Cowardice’ Over New Movie LIFEMARK
By Movieguide® Staff
Kirk Cameron, who stars in the upcoming Kendrick Brothers’ movie LIFEMARK, called out Hollywood for their cowardice in not supporting a movie about “life and adoption.”
Cameron recently told the Daily Wire: “I thought it was amazing. You know, that’s just good old-fashion cowardice. You know, even the so-called faith divisions of studios would rather pass from tens of millions of dollars and support horror, violence, and drag queen movies than risk doing anything that celebrates life.”
Cameron said Hollywood’s apprehensiveness was spurred on by the recent Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
“They won’t risk anything that even smells like it,” Cameron said, referring to the topic of abortion. “And they’ll pass up tens of millions of dollars. I just think that that shows there’s not a lot of backbone there.”
Movieguide® previously reported on Alex Kendrick’s response:
The Kendrick Brothers, known for multiple Movieguide® Award-winning movies like WAR ROOM and COURAGEOUS, recently revealed that Hollywood refused to distribute their upcoming movie, LIFEMARK.
The Christian filmmakers said that due to the movie’s pro-life message, mainstream Hollywood studios would not support the project, despite the Kendricks’ past financial successes at the box office.
“They said, ‘We’re not releasing this one because we’re scared of the response,'” Alex Kendrick told Christian Headlines.
“It was interesting when we shot this film, several of the studios that have courted us in the past, and [have] wanted us to go with them as distributors, they all turned down this film,” Kendrick added. “… And so we said – it’s okay, so we would go to a second and a third studio, and they all said, ‘We want anything you got but this one.’ Because they’re saying this is such a touchy subject and a battleground. And we said, ‘Well, we cannot be ashamed or afraid to share the truth regarding this subject, to share a true story.’ It’s hard to argue with a true story. And so we said, ‘We’re going to do this with grace, we’re going to do this with love, but with truth.'”
Despite its references to abortion, Kendrick’s previously revealed that the movie was more about the beauty of adoption than the horror of abortion.
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