Tuesday, July 7, 2009

i'd take mark ruffalo's swimmers anyday!!

i read tonight that
Lisa Cholodenko (director of High Art & Laurel Canyon) has a new film in the works. its called the kids are alright and apparently its about a lesbian couple and their children's quest to find, and meet, their sperm bank-donor-daddy. here is the synopsis....

"Nic and Jules have raised two smart and wonderful kids, Joni.and Laser. When Joni turns 18, she and Laser meet their biological sperm donor father, Paul, and his presence in their lives causes friction within their family. Mia Wasikowska (Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland) and Josh Hutcherson (Journey to the Center of the Earth) play the siblings who decide to find their lesbian moms’ sperm donor. Annette Bening and Julianne Moore play the lesbian moms, Nic and Jules. The donor turns out to be cutie Mark Ruffalo."

im cautiously optimistic about the potential outcome of this film. on one hand its nice to see a film that captures non-mainstream families that so many of us have, or come from. the whole young-stereotypically-beautiful-white-heterosexual-couple-meet-and-fall-in-love-and-almost-break-up-but-in-the-end-they-get-married-and-get-pregnant-on-the-first-try...story line is getting pretty played out if you ask me. hell yeah we want to see films about gay families, gay-ish families, single parent families, kids-being-raised-by-other-family-members families, foster families, adoption families, etc.

i think the "cautious" part of my cautiously optimistic view is that i really hope they dont screw it up. given all of the negative things that are said about GLBT families, it would be great if the film doesnt perpetuate the biology=destiny fallacy. even the talk about michael jackson's kids lately has been interesting in that so many people question if "those are really his kids?". those of us in TTC bloglandia know that biology has very little to do with whether a child is "really" yours or not. anywho... i got my *fingers crossed* that the film will do a good job of showing how totally normal we are in our abnormality.

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