Via Jill @ Feministe, the following trailer absolutely screams ‘coming to a church basement near you’:
The William Fain Productions website has more on the motivations behind this, um, fact-esque-based project (straight outta Dickson, TN, aka Hollywood South, homie!):
“A Father’s Rights” is based upon a real life story. It depicts the situation of an unwed father and his child’s struggle with the legal system predominant in American society today.
“A Father’s Rights” is hard hitting, factual, and potentially embarrassing to some in high places. It is meant to expose the system that treats children differently across this country and the world: a system that needs to change. We should all be looking at and working for one thing, getting equal rights for our children. It should not matter if a child is born out of wedlock. It’s not the child’s fault, and that child should have the same rights as a child from a happily married couple. Stop the fighting over who gets custody and what he/she receives for the privilege of raising that child.
The system that all of us face as parents, and/or grandparents is broken. No matter if you are mother, father, or grandparent, we all must acknowledge this basic fact. Thousands of emails have been received over the past year about this project asking for help, or parents telling their own horror stories with the system. One major problem is that fathers, mothers, and grandparents all seem to be fighting for their own rights. We should all be able to come together and fight for our children’s rights. The right to be treated equally, no matter if their parents are married, were married, or never married. If that goal is obtained, then a lot of the problems in the system will go away.
This movie was made to bring attention to and educate the public about a corrupt system that is not taking care of the future: making sure children are well taken care of.
Lawd, yes! Won’t somebody puh-leeze think about the children (as opposed to the horrible writing/acting/direction, dubious rationale and sub-par production values)? Look, no offense to whoever came up with the dick-swinging altruist spin, but I think the folks @ WFP should instead use Jill’s take in the press-kit:
It goes like this: Bitches (especially super whore-y bitches who seem so cute at first but then arch their drawn-on eyebrows and wear belly-shirts like BIG WHORES) will probably trick you by telling you that they’re on birth control and then getting themselves pregnant. When they do that, you should have the right to demand that they either have an abortion or that they give birth (because you’ll take care of it!), or that they give birth and “take responsibility” for their actions, whereupon you will argue that you have no obligation to pay child support. You, however, have a right to have a picture of your kid on the dashboard of your car and talk proudly about your son/daughter, and if you see them at your convenience you are being an awesome parent and shouldn’t have to pay a dime. If your ex tells you that they don’t want anything from you, they are trying to take away your child. If they tell you that they want financial support, they are gold-digging whores.
Get it? Basically, the rule is Bitches Be Stealin’ My Shit.
Now, if that kinda straight-talkin’ marketing initiative doesn’t secure this flick a national distribution deal…