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My So-Called Selfish Life

An irreverent journey to discover what it means to say no thanks to motherhood.

Videos

The Official Trailer

Overview

Genre
Contemporary Issues, Minorities, Personal Doc, Essay, and Social Issues
Synopsis

My So-Called Selfish Life is documentary-in-progress about not having children in a culture where motherhood feels mandatory. The film shines a light on the powerful cultural and historical forces behind the message that a woman's only true identity and value is as a mother. Who profits from that, and what we can do to shift that conversation?

Along the way, we'll introduce you to the funny, moving, and sometimes incredible stories of a diverse group who made this choice, including: a college student determined to get her tubes tied, the founders of a childfree LGBT seniors community, and a woman whose failed fertility treatments led to a life transformation.

Delving into pop culture, religion, history, pregnant Barbies with removable bellies, social media “MommyJacking,” and Jennifer Aniston's baby bump, we'll take an irreverent journey to discover what it means to say no thanks to motherhood in the 21st century.

Stage
in production
Running time
65 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Trixie Films
Country
United States
Years of Production
2016-2018
Locations
US/Canada

Distribution Details

Release year
2019
Language
English

Photos

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