Michelle Scharf has an insoluble problem—and it’s not that she is divorced and pregnant, or that she has no job or health insurance. It’s also not her reality-show romance with a man she can’t stand, or her fifteen-year-old-daughter Callie, who is terminally depressed and dreading another year as a high school nothingburger.
Michelle knows she has to give the baby up for adoption, an idea Callie adamantly opposes. When things get out of control and threaten to ruin both their lives even more, Callie comes up with a brilliant plan to solve all their . . . well, anyway most of their problems.
The solution, however, puts Michelle and Callie on a roller-coaster ride of half-truths, exaggerations and complications which take on a life of their own. Pregnant Without a Cause mixes teen angst with midlife crises and backstage drama in screwball plot that’s as old as vaudeville and as new as that reality show they just announced, you know, the one where the contestants have to . . . well, they really have gone too far now.