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My So-Called Selfish Life

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

Videos

Official Trailer

Overview

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

The third in a documentary trilogy that challenges our most sacred ideas about womanhood, MY SO-CALLED SELFISH LIFE is a voyage through pop culture’s obsession with birthing babies, the world of “selfish” women who have said no to motherhood, and filmmaker Therese Shechter’s own reckoning with her choice to remain childfree.

In this witty, smart and timely independent documentary, Shechter explores the questions: Why are we bombarded by dire warnings of declining birthrates while also facing unsustainable overpopulation? Is there really a biological clock? (No). Who’s really in control of women's identities and bodies today?

MY SO-CALLED SELFISH LIFE has fostered a community of over 10,000 followers on Facebook and will ignite a global conversation that is long overdue.

Stage
finished
Running time
77 minutes

Credits

  • Therese Shechter ... Director/Producer/Writer
  • Iris Ng ... Cinematographer
  • Siobhan Dunne ... Editor
  • Stephen Thomas Cavit ... Original Score
  • Luke Murphy ... Animation

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Trixie Films LLC
Country
United States
Years of Production
2016-2021
Locations
US/Canada

Distribution Details

Release year
2021
Language
English

Photos

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