Jenny Slate Champions Repro Rights While Accepting Award For “Obvious Child”

I am so proud to be in a movie that is joyful and thoughtful and depicts a modern and authentic experience of unplanned pregnancy…Gillian Robespierre and Elizabeth Holm, who wrote this movie, assert that even while we’re fighting for our rights we can do so creatively. Activism and creative expression can go together.

Jenny Slate is one of those celebrities that I want to either be BFFs with or wear as a skin suit, it’s kind of hard to tell. I think she’s hilarious and uniquely beautiful and cool and nice-seemingly, and she made one of my favorite movies last year, “Obvious Child.” Last night, Jenny — we’re on a first name basis — won Best Actress in a Comedy at the Critics Choice Awards for her work in the film, which is about how a twentysomething woman handles an unexpected pregnancy. While on stage, Jenny took the opportunity to emphasize that the film is a form of pro-choice activism. Love it. [Jezebel]