NBC refused to air the ad for the film, “Obvious Child,” and that is obviously not cool with Lena Dunham.
“Obvious Child,” starring Jenny Slate, centers on a single woman from Brooklyn who becomes pregnant from a one-night stand and discusses terminating the pregnancy.
The network did not accept the ad because it included the word “abortion.” The “Girls” actress has teamed up with Planned Parenthood to blast the network for shying away from the conversation.
According to Page Six, NBC denies rejecting the ad saying, “No final spots were submitted to NBC broadcast standards.” A source says the network suggested it would accept a shorter version if the word “abortion” was taken out.
While Dunham has #StoptheStigma trending on Twitter, Planned Parenthood has also done their part by putting this issue in perspective for the NBC community.
“Three in ten women will have an abortion by age 45. And the vast majority of Americans support access to safe and legal abortion,” the petition reads. “If NBC, is censoring the use of the word “abortion,” then the network is refusing to even take part in a conversation, let alone an honest one that accurately reflects women’s lives.”
Dunham is busy #StoppingtheStigma, but the actress is also preparing for the August release of her film “Happy Christmas.” Dunham stars alongside Anna Kendrick in the film which explores family dynamics and young love. The film initially premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and MYWW was able to get in on the action!
Be sure to tune in to Movies You Wanna Watch on VVH-TV Saturdays @ 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. for our interviews with the cast of “Happy Christmas” including: Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey, Mark Webber, and Joe Swanberg!
That’s your latest In The Mixx Fixx!