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jordan peele’s ‘lovecraft country’ donating profits to fight ga’s heartbeat law

May 13, 2019
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In the wake of Georgia’s HB 481 bill, creatives and production company’s are opting out of filming in the state, which has in recent years become the Hollywood of the South. Some of the most notable pushback is coming from Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams. Currently working on their Atlanta-based horror series Lovecraft Country for HBO, the pair are promising to “donate 100% of our respective episodic fees for this season” to Fair Fight Georgia, a pro-choice group, and the local ACLU to punch back against HB 481.

The pair released a joint statement, reading: “In a few weeks we start shooting our new show, Lovecraft Country and will do so standing shoulder to shoulder with the women of Georgia. Governor Kemp’s ‘Fetal Heartbeat’ Abortion Law is an unconstitutional effort to further restrict women and their health providers from making private medical decisions on their terms. Make no mistake, this is an attack aimed squarely and purposely at women. We stand with Stacey Abrams and the hardworking people of Georgia, and will donate 100% of our respective episodic fees for this season to two organizations leading the charge against this draconian law: the ACLU of Georgia and Fair Fight Georgia. We encourage those who are able to funnel any and all resources to these organizations.”