A new film centers on a young, unmarried woman’s attempts to secure an abortion—over a decade before France legalized the practice in 1973.
Alexandra Pugh is a PhD candidate in French and women’s studies at King’s College London. Her research focuses on French literature, film, and queer-feminist theory. She has published essays on the work of Virginie Despentes, Nelly Arcan, and Rachilde, and has articles forthcoming in College Literature and Paragraph on Despentes, Maggie Nelson, and Roland Barthes. She also teaches French language, literature, and critical theory.