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EGG starring Christina Hendricks, Alysia Reiner, and Anna Camp - In theaters and VOD January 18, 2019

EGG Film Poster, Courtesy Gravitas Ventures

EGG Film Poster, Courtesy Gravitas Ventures

An unflinching comedy about why women choose motherhood, why they revere it, fear it, and why some women choose to forgo it. Over the course of one explosive evening, two couples and a surrogate must face their own ridiculous and sometimes heartbreaking shortcomings. With sharp cutting dialogue and complicated characters, EGG is about the personal, social, professional, and ideological implications of bringing new life into the world. Artist Tina (Alysia Reiner, “Orange Is the New Black”) and her passive-aggressive feminist husband (Gbenga Akinnagbe, “The Deuce”) invite her eight-months pregnant art school rival (Christina Hendricks,"Mad Men") and power hungry, new-money husband (David Alan Basche, The Exes) to their Brooklyn loft, surprising them with Tina’s new work-in-progress: a radical alternative to motherhood.  But when their sensuous, non-traditional surrogate arrives (Anna Camp, Pitch Perfect) the truth comes out, and the patriarchy fights to hang on by its teeth.

DIRECTED BY: Marianna Palka

WRITTEN BY: Risa Mickenberg

CAST: Christina Hendricks, Alysia Reiner, David Alan Basche, Gbenga Akkinagbe, and Anna Camp

GENRE: Comedy, Independent, Dramedy

DISTRIBUTOR: Gravitas Ventures

EGG Fun Fact:  “Explodes clichés about motherhood, marriage and career.” – The Hollywood Reporter

  • EVERY department on set was led by a woman.

  • 70% of the crew on set were women