Now Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is a movie critic?
Mr. Shotgun is a multi-talented wonder, an expert on women's health and now a Hollywood insider.
After signing legislation that criiminalizes abortion, Kemp blasted Hollywood threats to boycott Georgia as coming from "C-list" celebrities.
Although Kemp's campaign commercials showed a gift for comedy, he undoubtedly knows as little about who's big in Hollywood as he does about medicine. Who would he put on the A-list, Mel Gibson?
Since Georgia gives unlimited tax breaks to film-makers, Kemp's probably right that a boycott won't gain much traction. The studios make too much profit from Georgia productions to stop shooting films in the state.
A Democratic woman legislator who fought he harsh abortion bill also opposes the boycott, pointing out that those working in Georgia's burgeoning film industry could lose their jobs, the AJC reported.
Georgia has begun an academy to train workers in different film industry specialties, such as lighting and makeup. Many film workers have moved from California to Georgia, attracted by the Peach State's lower cost of living.
Other Southern states with flourishing film industries have also passed harsh anti-abortion laws. Alabama's law is even more draconian than Georgia's, and Louisiana will probably pass a law similar to Georgia's. Louisiana's Democratic governor, John Bel Edwards, an abortion foe, likely will sign the bill.
A Hollywood boycott against all of these states looks implausible. Restricting film-making to California and New York would burden the industry with unsustainable costs.
Instead of a boycott, some big filmmakers want to use profits from Georgia films to support the ACLU's legal challenge of the Georgia law.
Whatever happens, Kemp might have come up with a good marketing appeal for film stars. Imagine the Hollywood buzz if an actor or actress could brag "I was on Brian Kemp's c-list."