Obvious Child: Another amazing Kickstarter success

Obvious Child, Sundance Film Festival 2014

Hi, I’m Caitlin, and I have an addiction to kickstarter.

Back in January I saw an amazing film project that was being kickstarted and I knew I had to support it. Instead of being a movie about how tragic or hard abortion can be, it was a movie about how you can have one, and not feel like your life is completely ruined. Or, for a summary presented by the filmmakers:

For aspiring comedian Donna Stern, everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her hysterical and 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 winds up unexpectedly pregnant after a one-night stand, she is forced to face the uncomfortable realities of independent womanhood for the first time. Donna’s 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.

Guys, this is kind of a big deal. Not only are we looking at a film made by women, but it’s a film addressing the idea that an abortion can sometimes be the best thing. This is a ground-breaking concept that we never see. If we are letting women make movies about their own bodies and their own choices in the media we consume, we can open up discussions for how women can do this in their own lives.

The film has been received well so far, with, at the time of this blog posting, has a 85% on Rotten Tomatoes. The great news? It premieres tomorrow in select cities across the US. If you’re near NY or LA, check it out tomorrow. If you’re not, check out the list of openings. Personally, I’ll be going to see it at the Avon at the end of June in addition to reaping my kickstarter reward of a private link to see it. In addition, see if you can spot me without using CTRL-F on the supporters page!

As soon as I see it, I’ll check in with a review. Did anyone else kickstart it? Is anyone else heading to see it soon? Let me know!

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