As we’ve mentioned on the blog previously, Obvious Child is a huge breath of fresh air. Cultural depictions of abortion are not generally the greatest, often feeding into stigma or myths. Obvious Child provides an honest look of the choices available to women when facing an unplanned pregnancy. That’s why I’m so pumped to hang out with you all IRL and watch it together!
While the movie doesn’t open in select theaters until June 6, you can attend an advance screening of the film sponsored by Feministing and the filmmakers simply by clicking here! You’re welcome. RSVPs are limited so don’t wait to claim your ticket.
Read a bit more about the film and watch the official trailer after the jump.
Directed by Gillian Robespierre and starring Jenny Slate, Gaby Hoffmann, Jake Lacey and Gabe Liedman, Obvious Child tells the hilariously funny and completely heartwarming story of a young Brooklyn comedian who gets dumped, laid-off, and pregnant just in time for Valentine’s Day.
For aspiring comedian Donna Stern, everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her incredibly relatable brand of humor. On stage, Donna is unapologetically herself, joking about topics as intimate as her sex life and as crude as her day-old underwear. But when Donna gets dumped, loses her job, and finds herself pregnant just in time for Valentine’s Day, she has to navigate the murky waters of independent adulthood for the first time. As she grapples with an uncertain financial future, an unwanted pregnancy, and a surprising new suitor, Donna begins to discover that the most terrifying thing about adulthood isn’t facing it all on her own. It’s allowing herself to accept the support and love of others. And be truly vulnerable. <