Monday, March 31, 2014
America's Biggest Serial Killer: Philadelphia Abortion Doctor And Convicted Murderer To Be Topic Of TV Movie
Paul Bond at the Hollywood Reporter offers a piece on a film being made about Philadelphia abortion doctor and murderer Kermit Gosnell.
An independent filmmaker says he will tackle the gruesome and controversial case of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortion doctor serving life in prison after multiple convictions on first-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter.
Gosnell's crimes allegedly occurred over the course of decades. A grand jury said he kept severed feet of late-term fetuses in display jars; killed newborns with scissors to the backs of their necks; kept fetal remains in refrigerators next to employee lunches; joked about killing viable fetuses; and kept his patients bleeding and writhing in pain for hours. Anti-abortion advocates charged that mainstream media ignored the trial and its grisly details.
The filmmaker, Phelim McAleer, says he will explore not only Gosnell's actions -- he calls Gosnell "America's biggest serial killer" -- but also what he says is the bureaucratic and media inattention that allowed them to continue until his arrest in 2011.
... "It's a graphic story," says McAleer. "Gosnell is a fascinating monster; a hoarder, mad man and megalomaniac. He's a black man who is racist against blacks and Hispanics. He's a real-life Hannibal Lecter. It’s an omission that Hollywood is ignoring the biggest serial killer in American history, and we’re going to fill that gap."
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