17 Filles

When a rebellious teenager finds out that she is already eight weeks pregnant, she forms a pact with sixteen of her classmates to get pregnant simultaneously, raise their children together, and most of all, be in charge of their lives.

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Key Readings

  • Diane Negra, ‘Time Crisis and the New Postfeminist Life Cycle’ in What A Girl Wants?: Fantasizing the Reclamation of Self in Postfeminism
  • Kelly Oliver, ‘Accident and Excess: The “Choice” to have a baby’ in Knock Me Up, Knock Me Down