Last we checked in, Roe V. Wade—the absolutely insane-sounding anti-choice movie co-directed by a guy whose relationship with Sofia Vergara is better known than any of his film roles and featuring cameos from both Tomi Lahren and Milo Yiannopoulos—was having trouble retaining its cast and crew, many of whom bailed as soon as they read the script and realized it was full of “graphic scenes depicting aborted fetuses.” Even Kevin Sorbo dropped out, and he did a movie that held an assault rifle giveaway!
With all that in mind, you might be wondering if Nick Loeb, the co-director mentioned up top, and the rest of the gang—which still includes such notable names as Jon Voight, Steve Guttenberg, and Joey Lawrence—have hung up their “Pro Life, Pro God, Pro Gun” T-shirts (which are a real thing, by the way) and moved on. But no. They’re still shooting the thing, and have been turned away from several New York locations, including the Statue of Liberty and the Plaza Hotel, according to Page Six.
The Plaza says it did not turn away the film due to its subject matter, but because of “budget restrictions and potential operational impact to the guest experience.” In short, it wasn’t worth the hotel’s time. Loeb was happy to remain vague on this point to rile up commenters eager to claim anti-conservative bias in an Instagram post, however, saying the Plaza “denied us from shooting.” He added that the crew “stole the shot in the rain,” which isn’t true, as they had a permit to shoot on the street. They just weren’t allowed inside the hotel:
The film was allowed to shoot inside and outside St. Patrick’s Cathedral in midtown Manhattan, which you may recall from its appearance in Joe Dante’s 1990 horror-comedy sequel Gremlins 2: The New Batch. Which one will end up being more cartoonish and ridiculous remains to be seen.