Speaking of great role models when was the last time you went to a movie that involved an infertile character and said, “Dang, now there’s someone I can relate to — in a good way.”
Sure we’ve all seen the portrayal of desperate, neurotic and bitter ‘infertiles,’ but the depiction of someone who can’t have children who comes across as strong, nurturing and funny? Those infertile characters that are hard to come by.
Where can you find such a woman? Australia, the movie that is — though I’m sure many real life nurturing, strong infertile women actually live there, too.
Like any ambitious film, there are some things that could be improved or redone but if you accept that it’s meant to be resemble a 1940s or 1960s epic adventure/romance than you can cut it some slack.
But, I wonder how many people will tune into the subtle, but meaningful portrayal of an infertile woman? There’s more than one scene in the movie that made me tear up, but the scene in which Sarah Ashley and the leading man discuss motherhood and fatherhood?
That one had me vaklempt. Lady Sarah Ashley, you done us ‘infertile’ gals proud!
This movie got me wondering…what are some book, TV, film examples of good and bad infertile portrayals? They’re usually minor characters, but they’re out there…