When it comes to feminism, “Obvious Child” star, actress and “Saturday Night Live” alumna doesn’t hesitate to add her name to the list.
“Am I a feminist? F–k yeah, I’m a feminist,” she said in a recent sit-down with MTV News. “I think that unfortunately people who are maybe threatened by feminism think that it’s about setting your bra on fire and being aggressive, and I think that’s really wrong and really dangerous.”
Slate, whose latest movie follows her stand-up comedian character as she meets a guy, has an unplanned pregnancy and deals with the consequences of that, agreed that her movie is a feminist work, and offered strong advice about how to change the male-skewed gender gap in Hollywood.
Check out the interview clip to hear Slate’s thoughts on feminism and how to make the world a friendlier place for female filmmakers.