The first trailer of the controversial film "Roe v. Wade", which was released on Monday, is a three-minute fragment in which mainly men and ominous illusions are about conspiracy theories from the government.
Co-written and co-directed by Nick Loeb, best known as the ex-fiance of "Modern Family" actress Sofia Vergara, the film goes behind the scenes of the historic 1973 Supreme Court case that legalized national abortion.
The trailer will be opened with current news images of Supreme Court Justice Bran M. Kavanaugh's recent confirmation hearing and, in a meta-turn, a Fox News report about the film itself. Loeb voices via voice-over: "We have been in our second civil war for more than 50 years now."
The cast of the film is a true who & # 39; s who's of conservative Hollywood: Jon Voight plays the main justice Warren Burger of the Supreme Court; Steve Guttenberg portrays adjutant Justice Lewis Powell; John Schneider is employee Justice Byron White; Jamie Kennedy plays abortion rights activist Larry Lader; and Stacey Dash assumes the role of Mildred Jefferson, the co-founder of the National Right to Life Committee. Loeb himself does double work, directing and starring Bernard Nathanson, a doctor who co-founded the National Abortion Rights Action League before becoming an activist in the antiabortion rights movement.
Other highlights: scenes from Playboy Bunnies, a panorama of the beach, a man shot in the chest several times, an exploding building, actor Joey Lawrence announcing "this is a conspiracy", and more than a few scenes of men who hold meetings about women's rights without women present.
In an interview with The Washington Post during the filming in July, Loeb, who accused Vergara of the access to embryos that the couple created together, said that "Roe v. Wade" was not an antiabortion rights film.
"I wanted to tackle this in a way that tells all sides of the story and explains the facts, and people can then make a decision and decide for themselves," said Loeb. "I just think everyone should be armed with the facts, as opposed to when I was growing up."
"Roe v. Wade" has no release date or an important film distributor. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the trailer will make its official debut during the antiabortion rally March for Life this weekend in Washington.