Privacy is the true story of Bill Baird, the reproductive rights activist, and his quest that resulted in the groundbreaking 1972 Supreme Court case Baird v. Eisenstadt, which legalized birth control for all Americans. Privacy revives the story of one of the most quoted cases in Supreme Court history, which has been cited over 50 times and served as the basis for 1973’s Roe v. Wade, legalizing abortion; and more recently, Lawrence v. Texas, (2003) legalizing gay sex, and Obergefell v. Hodges, Legalizing gay marriage (2015) nationwide. The film will tell the improbable and unbelievable story of a forgotten American activist who gave up everything in pursuit of a solitary ideal and ended up single-handedly winning a landmark civil right for the entire nation, moving the federal government out of the bedroom and guaranteeing autonomy over the most personal aspects of our lives. Privacy is at once a cinematic adventure set against the backdrop of the tumultuous 60s and 70s and a character study of a man heartbreakingly tender, yet the toughest of street fighters. While showing the sweeping effect he had on society, it will also reveal the ways the battle affected the psyche of the man who led it. A roller coaster drama of personal determination and sacrifice, it will also serve as a virtual handbook for how a powerless individual can take on a system and affect monumental change, no matter the cause. This story is a vital element of our country’s history and for those who fret today over the oppression of a single bully or the increasingly frightening tenor of a nation, it will shine the bright light of hope. Privacy has the potential to both educate and inspire a whole new generation of socially-minded viewers hungry for ways to make a difference. Privacy will be a film for the ages and for the right-now. Corstoria is partnered with J. Todd Harris for Branded Pictures Entertainment for this project. He has produced 50 feature films, including Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 in conjunction with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment, which premiered on Netflix.
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