So i watched this movie on Netflix today called the “Pregnancy Project”. If you haven’t watched it yet i suggest you do, and don’t read this until after you watch it. And if you’ve already seen it skip my summary of the movie and go to my opinion!
So this movie was about a girl who for her senior project pretended to be pregnant. You might be asking why, why would someone in high school pretend to be pregnant? Gabby was a straight A, honor student. Her mom got pregnant at 15, her sister at 16 and her brother became a dad at 17. So gabby was bound to get pregnant young right? At least that’s what everybody thought. Her brother didn’t like her boyfriend George because he thought she could do better and didn’t want her getting pregnant young, typical big brother. But again why pretend to be pregnant and ruin your senior year?? Well gabby wanted to see what life was like for a pregnant teen and how different people would treat her.
Nobody knew gabby was pretending to be pregnant except her mom, boyfriend, best friend, principle and the teacher who was grading the project. Everybody else thought she was really pregnant.
So Gabby pretended to be pregnant for about 8 months. Her best friend and boyfriend and herself kept journals of what people said about her. People said so many bad things about her. Soooo many. Her project started off being about teen pregnancy and how pregnant teens were treated. But it really ended up being about stereotypes and how people really treated them.
Gabby wasnt even really pregnant but because she was “pregnant” she was going know where in life, ruined her life, was irresponsible, immature, and blah blah blah. But look at how people treated her when they thought she was.
At the end of the movie she gave a presentation to the whole school where she announced that she faked the whole thing. Yeah people were mad at her but she proved a point.
This movie opened my eyes and honestly reminded me what kind of world we live in.. One that instead of helping mothers, teen or adult, we judge them and shove them to the curb. We call them sluts, and whores, or any other name we can think of. Its so sad that even if a young girl gets raped and decides to keep the baby shes a whore and stupid and nasty and blah blah blah. Think about how strong that girl is though, that child is going to remind her of that day every time she looks at it whether she knows it or not. That is so unselfish of her to bring a child into this world, especially one so unplanned and that caused so much pain.
I hate the fact that people look at teenage moms as not fit mothers. Granted there are some, and it definitely does make life harder but instead of degrading them we should support them, that is a child they are bringing into this world.
Another things is, high school. In this movies even the teachers are saying bad things about gabby and degrading her. Really?.. I know some teachers who would of done the exact same thing. Its horrible honestly. Kids and teachers are so cruel in school, and i know that from experience.
Whether or not its you or someone you know, don’t judge or degraded someone for being pregnant. I don’t care if they’re 15 or 40. Its their responsibility, their life. Not yours. So they don’t need your negative input.
IF YOU DON’T HAVE ANYTHING NICE TO SAY DON’T SAY IT AT ALL.
And that concludes my rant for tonight..