This tumblr is dedicated to analyzing the depiction of pregnancy, adoption, infertility and abortion in film. And anything else related to pregnancy/becoming a first time parent.
So, why pregnancy based films?
I’m at the age where most of my peers already have kids. Like, multiple children. To say I’m feeling a little pressure to join their ranks would be an understatement. This experience has left me curious as to how the media reinforces our ideas about becoming parents and what pregnancy/motherhood/etc “should” be. Limiting myself to film, particularly movies that have pregnancy/becoming a parent as a main plot point, just seemed like the best place to start.
That, and because I’m pretty sure there isn’t someone else already doing this.
Are there any pregnancy based films that you won’t review?
As of October 2014, I do not have any plans to review documentaries. But that might change as the project goes on, so feel free to suggest any relevant docs.
That said, I absolutely will not review any horror or fantasy films. No Rosemary’s Baby, no Twilight: Breaking Dawn, none of that. While we’re at it, no scary thrillers about a deranged woman who is trying to steal someone’s baby. And while I do have a few exceptions in this category, don’t expect to see much in the way of science fiction (that means no Children of Men).
Have you reviewed (name of film)?
If the movie you are interested in isn’t listed on the sidebar, click on the link for “More Films…” which will take you to a master list of every movie we’ve featured so far. From there, you can follow the links to view all content related to a particular film (which is how I recommend using this blog).
When will you review (name of film)?
If it is a major Hollywood release from the last thirty years, then I almost certainly have plans to review it sometime over the next year. If the film you are interested in falls outside of the mainstream (or if it is a much older film), then by all means, let me that you’re interested in seeing it reviewed. Though I have plans to review a fair amount of indie movies, don’t be afraid to let me know more about films that might fly under the radar.
Also, I am especially interested in finding films that deal with miscarriage, LGTBQ parents trying to conceive or adopt a child, becoming a parent to a child with special needs, becoming a foster parent and other pregnancy/baby based issues that aren’t often seen in mainstream film. If you’re aware of any (good or bad), please let me know!