Dec 16, 2016 5:25AM
Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger Is Getting Her Own Biopic
One of a kind.
At a crucial time, where much of the world's population don't have complete ownership of their bodies and the decisions that relate, and where America's president is likely to defund Planned Parenthood, producer Justine Ciarrocchi is obtaining the rights to Terrible Virtue — a novel by Ellen Feldman that's based on the life of Margaret Sanger, a who opened the first birth control clinic in the US and who advocated strongly for contraception.
The novel has been described as "richly imagined portrait of a larger-than-life woman" that "is at once sympathetic to her suffering and unsparing of her faults." And production company behind the project, Black Bicycle, say, "Margaret's story as an advocate who led the battle for birth control and eventually founding Planned Parenthood is so relevant given our recent election and today's climate as we are once again forced to deal with basic human rights."
For as much praise given to Margaret, there has also been criticism. In 2011 Herman Cain misread a quote from her implying that her intention was to "kill black babies." Though, The Washington Post decided that the claim was "historical fiction."