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Alice Lowe is a pregnant woman acting on her killer instincts in Prevenge

Alice Lowe's new film, Prevenge, defies all cinematic tropes about pregnant women being weak or vulnerable.
Alice Lowe attends the premiere of Sightseers during the 56th BFI London Film Festival at Odeon West End on October 20, 2012 in London, England. (Getty Images)

Most people correlate pregnant women with weakness or vulnerability. Actress Alice Lowe wanted to flip that notion on its head. 

Her newest film Prevenge finds Lowe, who also wrote and directed the film, acting on a pregnant woman's killer instincts — literally. This horror film, as Lowe explains, "deliberately defies a lot of cinematic tropes" assigned to women, especially those who are expecting.

The results of Lowe's "big experiment" tells a dynamic tale of an "anti super-heroine," one that Lowe — who was actually pregnant during the film's shoot — hopes will surprise audiences. 

Prevenge will be available on Shudder this Friday.

— Produced by Sarah Grant

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