#ThePregnancyProject Review

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About the movie:
“The PregnancyProject,” an original movie based on the true story of Gaby Rodriguez, the18-year-old Washington state high school student who pretended to be pregnantin an effort to explore conventional stereotypes and the treatment of pregnantteens.

In “The PregnancyProject,” Gaby Rodriguez (Vega) is the brave 18-year-old high school student who forces her school and community to confront its prejudices and preconceptions about teen pregnancy — and makes national headlines in the process. The story begins with Gaby deciding that her senior project will be on stereotyping, which she decides to experience firsthand. Confiding in her mother Juana (Reyes), her boyfriend Jorge (Walter Perez) and a handful of others, Gaby begins her social experiment in which she tells her friends,family and teachers that she is pregnant. While her fake baby bump continues togrow over the next six and a half months, Gaby carefully records how she istreated and what is being said about her — for better and for worse — both inand out of school. With her project’s findings conclusive, Gaby emotionallyaddresses her fellow students and their teachers about stereotyping and teenpregnancy during a special school assembly and then shocks them by ripping offher padded “baby bump,” revealing she was never pregnant at all and teachingthem a valuable lesson.

My Review:

When I saw the synopsis for this movie, I vaguely remember reading a news headline about a high school student who faked a pregnancy.  I knew I wanted to watch this movie as sociology really excites me.  I love tosee how people react when put in different situations.  I love to analyze why people do what they do in group settings and on their own.
The Pregnancy Project is a powerful movie about a high school senior who decides to conduct a social experiment on teen pregnancy.  The only people who know the truth are her mother, boyfriend, best friend, the school principal and a teacher.  She had to keep the secret hidden from her boyfriend’s parents, her brother, and the entire school.  Little does she know she learns so much about her friends, family, and most importantly herself.   During her experiment, she wrote down every negative thing that was said to her.  She also had her boyfriend and best friend write down everything that was said about her.
The only way to reveal such an experiment was in front of the entire school at an assembly.  During her presentation, she had the audience read some of the things students and teachers said about her.  It was shocking to hear not only students, but teachers were saying about a student.  She was able to show students and teachers stereotyped her.
While it is dishonest to lie to everyone around her, I thinkher results are an important lesson for everyone who watches this movie.

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