obvious child

Thank Us Later: Kotex Lightdays Will Change Your Life

When it comes to period-related products, there’s very little I haven’t tried on the basis of professional curiosity (that profession being having a vagina). Pads were instantly annoying, and immediately…

Beejoli Shah | March 10, 2015 - 3:00 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 16, 2015 - 4:40 pm

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Read The Radical Housewife, Watch “Transparent” & Cook Soup

Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 11, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Frisky Q&A: “Obvious Child” Star Jenny Slate On Abortion, Hollywood & Feminism

If you think you don’t know who Jenny Slate is, you just haven’t attached the name to the person. She’s Mona-Lisa on “Parks and Recreation”; Tammy on “Bob’s Burgers”; a…

Jessica Wakeman | June 19, 2014 - 9:00 am

6 Reasons You Need To See “Obvious Child”

It’s not often that I endorse dragging your butt to go see a movie in the theater. Tickets cost as much as a cocktail, theatergoers are rude, the floors are…

Jessica Wakeman | June 6, 2014 - 1:00 pm

The Frisky Is Sending 100 Fans To The Movies For An Advance Screening Of “Obvious Child”

Here at The Frisky, we love going to the movies. We also love free stuff. We KNOW we’re not alone here, so we’re giving away 50 pairs of movie tickets

Katie Oldenburg | May 22, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Not Your Usual Rom-Com: Jenny Slate Is Having An Abortion In “Obvious Child”

Considering that one in three women will have an abortion during her lifetime, we don’t see too many on the big screen. Even in “Knocked Up” and “Juno,” two of…

Jessica Wakeman | April 18, 2014 - 3:30 pm

The Best On-Screen Depiction Of Abortion We’ve Ever Seen

In Gillian Robespierre’s amazing and hysterical new short, “Obvious Child,” a woman has a clumsy one-night stand and learns that she’s pregnant. And shock of all shocks–she decides to have…

Julie Gerstein | November 4, 2011 - 10:40 am