- Written and Directed by Alison Reid
- Free Spirit Films
Intelligent Lesbian Comedy
(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
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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.
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© Wolfe
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.