| Our Rating:
L Factor: Lesbian Film
Short Take: Helen and Angie are a couple who are also fashion designers. They both get pregnant at the same time on a quest to have a baby of their own.
Duration: 92 min
|Director: Claude Jutra
Writer: David Eames, Claude Jutra
Starring: Patty Duke, Sara Botsford, Saul Rubinek
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Helen (Patty Duke) and Angie (Sara Botsford) are a couple who are also fashion designers. They decide to have a baby and first go the adoption route, only to find that adoption regulations will not allow ‘two women who live together’ to adopt even a child who is having a hard time finding a home. They’re put off by the idea of artificial insemination and go about finding the perfect sperm donor.
They decide to use their photographer Terry (Saul Rubinek) as a stud, and he can’t wait to sleep with Helen, since he’s also secretly in love with her. Helen looks at Terry’s magazine centerfold while he’s going at it, while Angie rides Sven (Alan Duruisseau). They talk to one another on the phone while they’re having sex with the men, telling each other that they love the other. Parts of these scenes were supposed to be comedic, but I also found it a bit disturbing.
Surprise! Both Helen and Angie are pregnant. Pretty amazing for a film made in the early 1980s. It is dated, but still relevant. (AB)