‘Unpregnant’ on HBO Max Is Based on This YA Novel, But Its Story Isn’t Complete Fiction

Jenzia Burgos
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After hearing this movie’s synopsis, it only makes sense to ask: Is Unpregnant on HBO Max based on a true story? Well, the answer isn’t your straightforward “yes” or “no.” Technically, the new road-trip comedy film is adapted from a young adult novel of the same name by authors Jenni Hendriks and Ted Caplan. But just because Unpregnant‘s source material is a work of fiction doesn’t mean it’s not rooted in real-world events!

Much like in the HBO Max adaptation—which stars actresses Barbie Ferreira and Haley Lu Richardson—Unpregnant follows the story of Veronica, a high school student who wants an abortion after learning she’s pregnant. There’s only one problem (well, a few problems). She lives in Missouri, where...

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