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Fresh Air Weekend: Mary Gauthier, Miranda Lambert, The Women Behind 'Obvious Child'

Director Gillian Robespierre (left) co-wrote <em>Obvious Child</em> as a short film in 2009 with an empowered lead female in mind. Jenny Slate, who starred as Donna in the feature film, says she was excited about the role.
Director Gillian Robespierre (left) co-wrote <em>Obvious Child</em> as a short film in 2009 with an empowered lead female in mind. Jenny Slate, who starred as Donna in the feature film, says she was excited about the role.

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors, and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

Mary Gauthier De-Romanticizes Romantic Love: Trouble & Love is about a relationship that went bad. "I think that this is one where Mary finally gets the lesson," Gauthier tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross.

Miranda Lambert's 'Platinum' Has Backyard Swagger:Miranda Lambert's new album is called Platinum. Lambert has become one of the best-selling artists in country music, and one of the most critically acclaimed. Rock critic Ken Tucker says her new album continues Lambert's ongoing project to create songs about women who are complex, fun-loving, and assertive.

The Women Behind 'Obvious Child' Talk Farts, Abortion And Stage Fright:For her first feature film, director Gillian Robespierre says she wanted to cast Jenny Slate in the role as an empowered, funny woman. They tell Fresh Air about what shaped them as women in comedy.

You can listen to the original interviews here:

Mary Gauthier De-Romanticizes Romantic Love

Miranda Lambert's 'Platinum' Has Backyard Swagger

The Women Behind 'Obvious Child' Talk Farts, Abortion And Stage Fright

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