A Rom-Com of One's Own

Obvious Child director Gillian Robespierre explains the inspiration behind her abortion-themed romantic comedy

Jenny Slate in Obvious Child
Jenny Slate in Obvious Child

With honesty and naturalism as guiding ideals, Robespierre strived to satisfy herself, though she may not satisfy those who expect a traditional rom-com sense of closure. "We've tried to not wrap it up so tight in a little ending. Some days when I watch the film, I'm like, 'They're going to last forever! They're going to get an apartment! It's going to be great!' Then other days, I'm like, 'Oh, God, they're over. Three months, I give them!' Those are my more difficult days."

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