Movie of the Year: 1973
This week we discuss Serpico! Can it take the cash and become our Movie of the Year?
Serpico asks the question, what if it turned out that cops weren’t always the good guys? Now, try to stay with me because this is probably going to blow your mind a little bit, but the cops in Serpico aren’t concerned with making the world a better place or with protecting the little guy (pause here to allow the reader to go, “Say what?” and scratch their noggin). Instead, they focus on draining money from everything and everyone they come in contact, relocating said money safely into their own pockets. Hard to believe, but it’s right in the film, folks.
I assume this movie is a fiction film? I am being told the movie is not a fiction film.
In this one, we discuss how Serpico handles its depiction of corrupt cops before we dive into Al Pacino and his performance (and wardrobe). Is it more hoo-hah or pee-you-hah, does that scan? That doesn’t scan. Does he act good or not good, I mean. And you know the three of us are not going to miss an opportunity to shed some light on Lumet.
All that, and we breath into the mic a lot!
Abortion is healthcare
While Americans overwhelmingly support the right of an individual to make their own decisions about abortion, unfortunately, that right is no longer protected everywhere in the U.S.
The Supreme Court overturned Roe versus Wade on June 24th.
Abortion is a basic healthcare need for the millions of people who can become pregnant. Everyone should have the freedom to decide what’s best for themselves and their families, including when it comes to ending a pregnancy. This decision has dire consequences for individual health and safety, and could have harsh repercussions for other landmark decisions.
Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health and independence of all Americans. Even if you live in a state where abortion rights are upheld, access to safe medical procedures shouldn’t be determined by location, and it shouldn’t be the privilege of a small few.
You can help by donating to local abortion funds. To find out where to donate for each state, visit donations4abortion.com.
If you or someone you know needs help, or if you want to get more involved, here are 5 resources:
1. Shout Your Abortion is a campaign to normalize abortion.
2. Don’t Ban Equality is a campaign for companies to take a stand against abortion restrictions.
3. Abortion.cafe has information about where to find clinics.
4. PlanCPills.org provides early at-home abortion pills that you can keep in your medicine cabinet. And five.
5. Choice.crd.co has a collection of these resources and more.
You can also find links to all of these resources and more info at podvoices.help