What do you get when you combine anti-abortion zealotry with a really poor, underdeveloped racial sensibility? You get anti-abortion filmmaking, “blaxploitation” style.
Maybe film producer Molotov Mitchell fancies himself a right wing Quentin Tarantino; able to exploit black 1970s stereotypes for fun and profit. Well, if that was the idea behind “Gates of Hell,” he and his Finnish director have seriously missed the mark.
This one was discovered by the folks at TPM, who discovered the film being promoted by the oddities at WorldNutDaily:
A new anti-abortion movie called “Gates Of Hell” envisions a world where the government outlaws abortion because a group of black terrorists begins murdering abortion doctors.
Molotov Mitchell, a contributor for World Net Daily who produced the film, said in a promotion that “this film could do more damage to the abortion industry than anything we’ve seen. ‘Gates of Hell’ raises questions about Planned Parenthood’s racist history in a way that’s never been done before.”http://reidreport.com/blog/wp-admin/post-new.php
“But best of all, it casts a vision of what a post-abortion America could look like,” he said.
Mitchell, who is white, has made a number of anti-abortion movies in the past through his production company “Illuminati Pictures.” On the official site, “Gates Of Hell” is given the tagline: “Black Power. Abortion. Terrorism. ‘Plausible Fiction.’”
You really can’t understand the full gravity of Mitchell’s work without checking a few stills from the movie, which features a gang of black terrorists, called the … wait for it … the “Zulu 9″ … no, seriously, they’re called the “Zulu 9″, marauding through 2016 America killing white abortion doctors. And yes, the doctors are all white.
The movie invokes a kind of Mau-Mau terror campaign against white “genocidal” abortion doctors, all in the name of “black power.” It could be a SNL joke if this guy weren’t dead serious. Here’s the full movie description from the film’s MegaSuperGood profile (a site where filmmakers can raise money from the public to finish their films):
Gates of Hell
Black power. Abortion. Terrorism. “Prophetic fiction”. Three years in the making, “Gates of Hell” is a documentary from the year 2016 that chronicles the crimes of a band of domestic terrorists known as the Zulu 9. Finnish filmmaker Ani Juva travels to the United States to better understand the mysterious black power assassins, the bizarre eugenics conspiracy theory that drove them to commit extreme acts of violence and how America’s political landscape was transformed forever. Blending real history and real public figures with a fictitious (yet plausible) future, it is safe to say that you have never seen a film like “Gates of Hell”.
I’m assuming Juva, who is also the film’s director — and who clearly gleaned her understanding of black people by watching 70s blaxploitation flicks, is also in the film, which is made as a mock documentary. The underlying point seems to be to blend fear of out of control, savage black men, with a race-based, anti-Planned Parenthood, anti-abortion message. But with images like the ones below, you’ve got to wonder who the intended audience for the film could possibly be.
Mitchell has even thought through the marketing, with a full campaign, contests, and yes, action figures and mock-ups of the Zulu 9′s weapons for sale:
Here’s the trailer for the film (which also has this spiffy website), plus Mitchell’s interview with the director. Watch… and cringe:
… and then ask yourself: WTF???