Director Gillian Robespierre (left) co-wrote Obvious Child 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. Courtesy of A24 Films hide caption

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Mark Ronson on the TED stage. James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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