Researchers at the Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) program at the University of California San Francisco have been examining how abortion is depicted in American film and television and how those stories influence the larger social, cultural, and political discussion and debate. A new study in the journal Contraception has identified 310 plot lines — including 87 on prime-time TV — that revolved around women deciding whether to continue or end a pregnancy. The stories go back to 1916, and more than 55% of the time, the women choose abortion, belying the common perception that such narratives are “rare, avoided, and enduringly taboo in American popular culture,” the study says. Still, researchers Gretchen Sisson and Katrina Kimport note, a lot more women die of abortion, or put their babies up for adoption, in TV and the movies than in real life.
Angelina Jolie is starting the press marathon for Maleficent, the film about the Nighttime Version of Angelina Jolie Evil Witch from Sleeping Beauty.
She told Entertainment Weekly that Vivienne was the only Jolie-Pitt who wasn’t afraid of her face, so she got to play Young Aurora.
“When Pax saw me for the first time, he ran away and got upset — and I thought he was kidding, so I was pretending to chase him until I actually found him crying. I had to take off pieces [of the makeup] in front of him to show him it was all fake and not freak out so much.”
I don’t know, this kind of makes me more afraid of Vivienne than Angelina. It’s like sharing a house with Shiloh Jolie-Pitt her whole life has hardened her to any terrors life can throw her way. She’s unshakeable.