Movie of the Year: 1973
This week we discuss The Exorcist! Is this movie diabolical enough to be our 1973 Movie of the Year?
The Exorcist is our biggest 1973 movie. It was the most popular then; it’s the most popular now; it made the most money; it got hella noms; and it has a lasting cultural impact that is as big if not bigger than any other movie we have covered on this show, let alone in the sleepy little year 1973 turned out to be.
It’s a fun little romp about growing up. Our bodies change and we become host to new desires we never had before. In the end, those around us feel like they hardly know us anymore and we may have killed a director, one of the biggest crimes in 1973.
A demon from Iraq possesses a little girl and tortures her in a race against the medical establishment and Catholic church to see who can mess her up the most. A conflicted priest is finally able to cast the demon out/accept the demon into his own soul and then save the day with a little autodefenestration.
Is this movie doing too much? Is it really that scary? And is it a feminist masterpiece, or yet another misogynist dud? We get into it!
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