BY Amy Carlberg in Movies on Jun 27, 2014 |
"I'm gonna say it out loud right now--out loud right now," Jenny Slate's character stammers in a clip from Obvious Child, broadcast during an interview with her and Gillian Robespierre on NPR's Fresh Air. Pregnancy, abortion, farts, tummies: these two women are saying it all out loud in the new romantic comedy, now in theaters. Co-written and directed by Robespierre,Obvious Child is about a female stand-up comedian (Slate) who decides to get an ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in Movies on Jun 18, 2014 |
We interviewed Gillian Robespierre and Elisabeth Holm, the writer/director of Obvious Child, a film about much more than abortion stigma. This new modern-day, feminist flick not only reconstitutes the traditional rom-com, but its underrated content has also sparked the kind of movement and dialogue we've all been waiting for.
If you haven't seen the film, there ARE spoilers in this interview, so beware. Otherwise, ENJOY! I have to ... Read More
BY Jenni in Movies on Jun 06, 2014 |
Opens today in theaters! The elevator pitch for Obvious Child is startlingly simple: Donna Stern (Jenny Slate), a 20-something comedian nursing a broken heart, has a drunken one-night stand with a stranger, gets knocked up, and has an abortion. The end. But the experience of watching the film is much more than the sum of its parts. Carrying the distinction of being one of the first ever pro-choice comedies, Obvious Child—which was a Sundance favorite—is also ... Read More
BY kelsey haight in Boob Tube on Apr 25, 2014 |
You may remember our post about a kickstarter for the "Obvious Child" short released a few years ago. Well, thanks to many generous folks and the talented work of Gillian Robespierre, along with her friends Anna Bean (a beloved ex-BUST intern!) and Karen Maine, we finally get to see a subversive comedy about laughing at love, life, and abortion!
Gillian Robespierre, Bean and Maine came up with the story through their frustration with limited ... Read More
BY Amy Zimmerman in General on Jan 25, 2013 |
Because it's Friday, and women ARE funny, and Twitter's cool and everybody's doing it!
@unfoRETTAbleYou know that thing where you buy the boxed set of a TV show and then watch it all in a row? Retta basically does that thing professionally, and then tweets about it (when she's not busy killing it as Donna Meagle on Parks & Recreation). From The Mindy Project to Homeland and everything (literally everything) in between, Retta is very ... Read More
BY shannon carlin in General on Nov 16, 2011 |
Last year, comedian Jenny Slate and director Dean Fleischer-Camp introduced us to the adorable Marcel The Shell with Shoes On and gave us a little insight into the life of an average mollusk. We learned that lentils make good hats, strands of hair can be used for basically everything and that it isn’t so easy being a little shell.
Things sure have changed since the last time we heard from our favorite shell in pink sneaks though. First of all, ... Read More
BY Laurie in Feminizzle on Jan 26, 2011 |
Well, I was so busy running around to screenings that I did not have time to post every day like planned, so here are my 3 days squished into one report.
Sundance is a great festival, it's filled with people passionate about telling stories, and I met so many smart and creative folks, it really was worth driving in a blizzard and white knuckling it down a mountain to be here (more on that later!
Saturday started off with an invite to see the premiere of a ... Read More
What’s that you say? You need something to cheer you up? Thursday is a bore because it’s almost Friday but not quite Friday and you’re having a hard time staying awake enough to even make it to Friday? Think your life is rough? Well think again.This is Marcel. Marcel is a shell. Marcel wears shoes and seems somewhat gender-ambiguous. Marcel ate some cheese once, but it was probably a bad idea. Marcel has to walk on phones to talk on them. Marcel ... Read More