It's called "Obvious Child." Feminist lingo sells this monstrosity. Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Jenny Slate plays Donna Stern, a standup comedian who "is forced to face the uncomfortable realities of independent womanhood for the first time." A "drunken hookup -- and epic lapse in prophylactic judgment -- turns out to be the beginning of a hilarious and totally unplanned journey of self-discovery and empowerment."
Rolling Stone magazine described one scene of allegedly hilarious "empowerment" between female characters. "You're going to kill it," Donna's best friend Nellie says before a standup comedy set the night before her abortion. "Tomorrow I am," Donna replies, and "the two unravel in sheepish giggles."
If America laughs at this, America is beyond redemption.
The New York Times hailed how the film doesn't veer from a righteous feminist path. Donna does not consult the man who impregnated her, even though she likes him, and she "never wavers on her course of action." The cameras accompany her into the Planned Parenthood clinic for the execution.
The filmmakers consulted with Planned Parenthood to make the film "accurate," at least to abortion-loving feminists. They filmed at their abortion mill in New Rochelle, New York.
The director, Gillian Robespierre, announced with pride, "We knew the conflict wasn't going to be 'Will she or won't she?' I've already seen the movie where somebody's torturing themselves over the decision." A moral dilemma? A stay of execution? "That's the formula we were fighting against. We're just so brainwashed to believe that's what a happy ending is."
Feminists have been grumpy for years about movies like "Juno" and "Knocked Up" sending a pro-life message. Slate, the film's star, argued: "a woman who is not ready to have a baby making it work is not a happy ending to me. It's a personal nightmare." She added, "I've had women say to me: 'Thank you. I was feeling guilty for not feeling guilty.'"
In politics, abortion advocates love to fight about the rare exceptions: the rape, the incest, the late diagnosis of Down syndrome or disabilities. But this movie displays the much more typical abortion. It's a clumsy episode of casual sex between strangers, followed by a violent vacuum pump "cleanup" at Planned Parenthood.
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