Texas Democratic politician Wendy Davis made national headlines in 2013, filibustering anti-abortion legislation in the local Senate. Now the former Texas Senator is poised for more national attention as the inspiration for a dramedy series in development at NBC.
Written by Jennifer Cecil, the untitled project centers on a female Democratic Senator who, after losing the Texas governor’s race, gets her world turned upside down. In the vein of The Good Wife, while she pieces her pride back together, she goes to work in the law firm of her best friend — a black, male Republican — and discovers that with no political future to protect, she can unshackle her inner badass.
This is where the entertainment industry provides far more value for Democrats than the big cash fundraisers ever could. In the real world, a gold-digging loser like Davis would be quickly, and rightfully, forgotten. But because she championed the number one pet issue of the left, she “inspires” the production of a television series. They’ll be invoking her name for decades to come, much like they find a reason to trot out Anita Hill every few years. She will become ingrained in leftist lore simply because she thinks any abortion laws are “restrictive”.
But she will still be a loser.