Skip to comments.Netflix Pulls Production of ‘OBX’ From North Carolina Over State’s Trans Bathroom Law
Posted on 01/12/2019 8:39:19 AM PST by EdnaMode
Netflix has canceled plans to produce an upcoming series titled OBX in North Carolina after lingering concerns about the states trans bathroom law, a person familiar with the matter told TheWrap Friday. The network instead plans to host production in neighboring South Carolina, in a decision that was described as final.
The series has not been officially announced by Netflix and the company declined to comment on the matter. TheWrap has confirmed that 10 episodes of the show have already been picked up by the network and shooting is expected to begin in the spring.
The show is a creation of Jonas Pate, a resident of Wilmington, North Carolina, and chronicles the lives of four teenagers struggling through a hurricane in a fictionalized Outer Banks town.
The story was first reported by North Carolinas local Wilmington Star News, which said that even though the bathroom bill was repealed back in March 2017, some elements left in place proved an insurmountable obstacle for Netflix.
Pate said one specific piece of HB142 a clause forbidding municipalities from passing an ordinance excluding them from the bills restrictions is a sticking point for Netflix, one of the largest and most influential media companies in the world, the paper reported. The clause expires on Dec. 1, 2020, but Pate said if state legislators can push for an immediate sunset, he thinks Netflix could reconsider bringing the show and dozens of crew positions to Wilmington.
The original law passed by the North Carolinas state legislature in March 2016 forbid individuals from using public restrooms not in line with their sex assigned at birth. The statute proved extraordinarily divisive and resulted in a raft of bad publicity for the state and lost business opportunities. That same year, more than a dozen states introduced similar bills according to CBS News.
The law was eventually repealed by the Republican dominated legislature after reports like this one from the Associated Press showed the state stood to lose billions of dollars in revenue if it remained on the books. The decision from Netflix, however, indicates that the laws lingering effects continue to have an economic impact in 2019.
They are a Democrat propagandist front
How many trannies are on that show?
Among others, this kind of gutless sellout is one of the reasons I cheerfully rescinded my R voter registration in 2012 and re-registered as Independent.
All the money in the world won't purchase a farthing's worth of integrity.
First world problem...deciding what sex you are and crashing a restroom
Got rid of Netflix last month, thankfully
The Outer Banks are pristine. Why have Netflix trash it up?
“The original law passed by the North Carolinas state legislature in March 2016 forbid individuals from using public restrooms not in line with their sex assigned at birth.”
To my understanding, this is wrong. The state law was passed after a municipal law dictated that private businesses had to let men use their publicly accessible areas designated for women. The state law allowed private business owners to choose if they wanted men to use their women’s private areas. Target and Trump’s properties in NC still allow men to use their female excusive areas.
South Carolina allows mixed sex bathrooms?
Well if they’re so torn up about progressive politics, going to South Carolina over North Carolina is like jumping from the frying pan into the fire, lol. Stupid lefties.
Good Ol Boys in SC are MUCH tougher than the NC Guys.....
South Carolina allows mixed sex bathrooms?
Hopefully they have Men. women and Whatever. No way would I use a mixed sex bathroom.
Ditto...but last year.
Somebody needs to make a movie about little girls getting molested by cismen pretending to be falsely named trans woman in public ladies rooms....sure to get the pearl clutchers undies all scrunched up...go ahead libs, sacrifice your children to your delusions
A photo of two biological females in a women's restroom.
If I ever see a male follow one of my (adult) grandchildren into a bathroom there will be hell to pay!
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