- Contemporary Issues, Minorities, Personal Doc, Essay, and Social Issues
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.
- in post-production
- Running time
- 77 minutes
- Therese Shechter ... Director/Producer/Writer
- Iris Ng ... Cinematographer
- Siobhan Dunne ... Editor
- Stephen Thomas Cavit ... Original Score
- Luke Murphy ... Animation
- Prod. Co.
- Trixie Films
- United States
- Years of Production
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