Juno and Planned Parenthood

The cast of the Oscar awarded indie film, Juno, are getting back together, but it’s not for a sequel (which I desperately want). Ellen Paige and Jennifer Garner will participate in a live reading of the script as their original characters. The reason they are doing this is to show their support for Planned Parenthood by donating all proceeds to their cause. The director of Juno planned this event, who is also planning to launch a long term series that are related to our current political climate in the country. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the director, Jason Reitman, stated, “It occurred to me that I have this show that could be used as a tool to not only raise money for causes that need the help, but could serve as an opportunity for a group like Planned Parenthood to connect with an audience who can be presented with new ideas, or even an action item.”. As anyone who saw Juno, you probably remember the scene where Ellen Paige, who portrayed an accidental pregnant teenager went to a Women’s Care Clinic to receive counseling on an abortion. While we all know that she didn’t follow through with it and the scene was not very long, the plot and decisions that the character has to go through will prove, I believe, to be very fitting to a benefit for Planned Parenthood. It is a one night only event on April 8th in Los Angeles. Another interesting thing to point out is that the cast for this show is women only. The rest of the actors playing the rest of the characters will be announced days before the event. Many people in Hollywood are taking stances on Planned Parenthood and it is very obvious which side these celebrities are taking and it will be interesting to see the reaction they garner. juno

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