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The Baby Formula

About.com Rating 4.5 Star Rating
User Rating 5 Star Rating (3 Reviews)

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  • Written and Directed by Alison Reid
  • Free Spirit Films
  • 2009
  • 81Minutes

Intelligent Lesbian Comedy

Parthenogenesis (which Wikipedia describes as a form of asexual reproduction found in females, where growth and development of embryos occurs without fertilization by a male) has been a longtime dream for many lesbians.

"The Baby Formula" builds on real scientific research that two women can become pregnant with “sperm” created from one another’s stem cells. In this case, that compound is produced in a lab where one of the women works. The blonde goddesses Athena (Angela Vint) and Lilith (Meghan Fahlenbock) are two married lesbians who embark on dual pregnancies.

A movie within a movie, the women’s progress is being filmed by an (apparently) lesbian filmmaker. Both women go through hormonal changes while their relationship also morphs.

A Family Moment

The Baby Formula

The Baby Formula

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When both women's families of origin gather to hear the news, previously kept under wraps, that both pregnancies were planned and carried out with “womanly sperm,” as one of the scientists refers to the stem cell mixture, calamity ensues.

Sexy Bodies

There are plenty of shots of Athena’s and Lilith's growing bellies. But also some softer, sexy shots: of Athena in a bath lighted with candles showing most of her body that is very sensual, especially when Lilith disrobes and joins her! In another scene, Lilith, at Toronto Pride, strips off her shirt and prances around topless with her boobs and belly showing.

Love Me Tender

The Baby Formula DVD Cover

The Baby Formula DVD Cover

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My Rating: 4.5 stars. A really good story played out by two excellent actors about a touchy topic framed in a straightforward manner. There are many interesting little surprises along the way and I won’t spoil them, but I was pleased about the depth and breadth of both the plot and characters.
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 5 out of 5
A beautiful fantasy, Member LZ.Helen

This movie has several flaws on a purely technical level. It is filmed in a ""documentary"" style, with hand-held cameras and a somewhat nosy interviewer hounding the characters at every step. But oversimplified characters, overtly rehearsed performances, and the actor's unerring ability to make ""eye-contact"" with the camera as opposed to the man holding it always shatter the illusion, like someone whispering ""It's just a movie"" in your ear every five minutes. That said, the story, while quite fanciful, is engagingly told. This movie is filled with funny lines, especially from Lilith's dads and Athena's grandma. It's equally filled with pathos, frustration, suspense, and heartbreak. In other words, this movie made me laugh at all the right times, made me cry at all the right times, and had me on the edge of my seat. And by the end, I just loved all the main characters, warts and all. I even wanted to hug Athena's mom. Yes, there are plot holes, but I'm not going to tell you about them, because honestly, I didn't really care enough to note them down. If the flaws I mentioned are things you can live with, than you will have a five-star enjoyment of this film. I highly recommend it to people who like their heart-strings tugged.

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