Shiva Baby directed by Emma Seligman
Shiva Baby directed by Emma Seligman

Ahead of the release on Friday, April 2nd, Utopia released the new official trailer for the hilarious indie comedy film Shiva Baby. Written and directed by Emma Seligman, Shiva Baby stars Rachel Sennott as a bisexual college student who runs into her sugar daddy and her ex-girlfriend at a Jewish funeral service with her parents.

The film also stars Molly Gordon, Dianna Agron and Danny Deferrari with Polly Draper and Fred Melamed.

A near college graduate, Danielle, gets paid by her sugar daddy and rushes to meet her neurotic parents at a family shiva. Upon arrival, she is accosted by various estranged relatives about her appearance and lack of post-grad plans, while her confident ex-girlfriend, Maya, is applauded by everyone for getting into law school. Danielle’s day takes an unexpected turn when her sugar daddy, Max, arrives at the shiva with his accomplished wife, Kim, and crying baby. As the day unfolds, Danielle struggles to keep up different versions of herself, fend off pressures from her family and confront her insecurities without completely losing it.

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