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Dear Matt Cooper and Lori Miller,

I just read a report in The Hollywood Reporter about the new comedy you are producing, the one on gun control and a sex boycott.

Since that you are in production on Is That a Gun in Your Pocket, which will undoubtedly be a great movie, now is a great time to begin producing the public health audience engagement angle. Comedy or no, your movie will likely inspire real reactions on the real issues and passions surrounding gun control (and sex control?).

Let’s partner on the public health parts. I would be a GREAT resource for managing your engagements with the general public, including  participation in the likely policy and public health discussions.

Email me!


Felicia E. Mebane, PhD, MSPH


Andrea Anders and Matt Passmore (credit: “The Hollywood Reporter” article; AP Images/Invision)

‘Is That a Gun in Your Pocket?’ also stars Horatio Sanz, Cloris Leachman and John Michael Higgins

….Matt Cooper wrote the script and is directing the story that centers on a woman (Anders) who, after her 12-year old son accidentally shoots a school crossing guard, decides that a sex boycott is the only way to get rid of all the guns in her tiny Texas town.

Passmore is her gun enthusiast husband who has to deal with a sex strike.

Lori Miller and Cooper are producing the movie, which is inspired by the ancient Greek play Lysistrata…..