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PHOENIX -- The word that's going to be in the headlines for "Obvious Child" is abortion. However, while the movie is about a woman who has an abortion, it's about a lot more than that.
Actress and comedian Jenny Slate, the star of "Obvious Child," joined 3TV's Kaley O'Kelly to talk about the upcoming film. Slate explained the the movie's plot is a look at a woman going through a really difficult time in her life.
"The story is not about abortion, but about one woman's experience making choices that are right for her," Slate said.
The movie is especially unique because, despite the intense subject matter, people who have seen it are saying that it's funny. Slate said that, at its core, the movie is a romantic comedy.
"There's no misery in our movie or tragedy," Slate said. "There are just complexities. To me that's important for really showing what a modern female experience is."
Much like in the film, Slate has had plenty of ups and downs in her life and career. Slate said she partially drew on her difficult experience as a cast member of "Saturday Night Live" for inspiration, a show she was a part of for just one season.