The Baby Formula
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In this feisty, fun and fantastical comedy two women in love become pregnant at the same time (with sperm created from one another s stem cells) and embark on a wild adventure - with a bit of unexpected family drama as their parents respond to the news! Featuring a pair of tremendous performances from co-stars Megan Fahlenbock and Angela Vint, THE BABY FORMULA is a hilarious and unique movie. Amidst all the laughs THE BABY FORMULA is as poignant and uplifting as a newborn babe (or two)!
Feisty . . .fun. . .this sweet-natured Baby s got the goods! Variety
FIVE STARS (out of 5) - Genuinely heartfelt . .. intelligent comedy that will keep you laughing. MetroWeekly
Riotous fun! - Frameline, San Francisco Int l LGBT Film Fest
Sunny and bright. - Jam Showbiz
My new favorite film! . . . The two leads are wonderful! - Windy City Media Group
A fresh take on what makes a family. - OUTFEST, Los Angeles LGBT Film Fest --Wolfe
DVD Bonus Features:
Behind the Scenes Featurette
Short film Succubus
Dolby 2.0 Audio --Wolfe
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Miraculously, the process works and both women soon become pregnant. With their family confused and potential sperm donors disappointed, the couple embarks on a journey into the unknown.
Director Alison Reid delves into the controversial topic of stem cell research and it's potential to create life. This Canadian Indie film is based on the hilarious short film `Succubus' also starring Angela Vint and Megan Fahlenbock.
Angela Vint and Megan Fahlenbock are wonderful as pregnant lesbian couple Athena and Lilith. They deftly portray the frustration that many lesbian couples feel when they can't have biological children.
Author of the 2013 Lesbian Film Guide
The documentary or fake-umentary quickly casts a negative light or negative view on the process and the decision of the couple asking intrusive negatively charged questions peppered with fundamentalist over-tones.
Clearly the couple don't have it together and the one is secretly jealous she is not pregnant. This jealous Nancy doesn't believe she has a voice so she never voices her wants and needs and goes behind her partners back and gets pregnant WITHOUT DISCUSSING IT WITH HER PARTNER which effectively ends the relationship right there. Since there is no trust the relationship will be dysfunctional at best.
What a train wreck and it's only been 15min and 45 seconds. Clearly the Mormon church is behind this film.
by Tracy Baim
Mockumentary-style filmmaking is among my favorites, but it has been over-indulged and not true to its form in some recent TV shows and movies. However, The Baby Formula is among my new favorite lesbian films.
I had a chance to meet the film's director, Alison Reid, and her partner, Cheryl Izen, at San Francisco's Frameline Film fest this summer, when Hannah Free premiered, and they were very generous in offering advice about their road so far with their first feature film. I had loved the trailer for Baby Formula but, as with a lot of lesbian films, I feared the trailer would not live up to my expectations. It does, and I highly recommend this comedy for your Reeling viewing pleasure.
The Baby Formula, made in Canada, follows the exploits of a lesbian couple who are on the sci-fi fertility cutting edge, in a perhaps not-too-distant future when lesbians can actually have each other's babies rather than need an outside donor. Holy hormones, Catwoman! Watch out as the tears and laughter begin.
Angela Vint ( Athena ) and Megan Fahlenbock ( Lilith ) are well-cast as these partners in parenting, and you have a real sense of their screen partnership. In real life, director Reid managed to shoot this film timed to the actor's real pregnancies. The water breaking? That was happening in real life the same day. I can't even imagine how difficult this shoestring budget was with the added dimension of real pregnancies.
The science in Baby Formula has the spark of reality because Reid did her research, speaking to scientists and bioethicists.
"Until recently, it has been impossible for gay couples to conceive of the idea of being able to combine their genetics and have their own biological children," Reid writes in her press kit. "That has always struck me as sad. When I read an article about some science that made it possible to create offspring from two female mice, it resonated with me, and inspired me to make this film."
The two leads are wonderful, but Jessica Booker is particularly great as Grandma Kate, who steals the scenes she is in. Each of the family members have their own troubles, and the actors are allowed to seem human, not stereotypes. And wait for the credits, because the scene with the stars singing Black Eyes Peas' "My Humps" is not to be missed.
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