Women's Studies • LGBT • Family Studies • Health • Diversity
2013. Director Lizzie Gottlieb. Producers Lizzie Gottlieb, Eden Wurmfeld & Michael Young.
80 Minutes. Transcript Available.
ROMEO ROMEO is an intimate portrait of a modern marriage, following a young lesbian couple – Lexy and Jessica – on their quest to have a baby. As it becomes increasingly clear that getting pregnant will not be simple for them, the film becomes a rigorous documentation of the trials faced privately by over six and a half million American women - gay and straight - who struggle with infertility. After depleting their life savings on sperm and these new reproductive therapies, Lexy and Jessica are forced to get creative as they land in circumstances they never could have imagined. The wonderful outcome surprises all involved.
For students of Gender & LGBT Studies, ROMEO ROMEO stands at the frontier of documentaries that capture the new realities faced by same sex couples who are actively engaged in building the lives they desire. Inviting the world into their home as well as their doctor's office, Lexi and Jessica deliver to us all an honest portrayal of new families and the new reproductive technologies that help to create them.