All Lexy has ever wanted is to be a mother. After meeting the woman of her dreams and having a big white wedding, Lexy and her new wife Jessica decide to spend their life savings to buy sperm on line. But having a baby becomes a complicated, heartrending quest for Lexy and Jessica.
Over six and a half million American women struggle with infertility. Lexy and Jessica’s story echoes that of so many couples – both gay and straight – who are grappling with the medical, financial, physical, and emotional challenges of infertility.
Romeo Romeo is an intimate portrait of a modern marriage. Their struggle is at once heartbreaking and funny, landing them in circumstances they never could have imagined. The outcome surprises us all.
Generation Cryo Trailer
MTV’s “Generation Cryo” is a short series that premiered on November 25, 2013. The series chronicles 17 year old Breeanna who discovered her 15 half-siblings via the Donor Sibling Registry. Breeanna and her 15 siblings were conceived via a anonymous sperm donor. While connecting with her half-brothers and sisters, Breeanna searches for their biological father.
Insight: Sperm Donation
Australian talk show explores the rights of donor conceived and donors. Published November 19, 2013 (Full show)
“Donor Unknown” follows the story of JoEllen Marsh, 20, as she goes in search of the sperm donor father she only knows as Donor 150.
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JoEllen has always known her family ‘wasn’t like other families’. She grew up in Pennsylvania with two mothers, and a burning curiosity to know more about her anonymous donor father. When JoEllen discovers a unique online registry that connects donor-conceived children, she manages to track down a half-sister in New York. The New York Times picks up the story, and, over time, 12 more half-siblings emerge across the USA.
The New York Times article also falls into the hands of Jeffrey Harrison, living alone with four dogs and a pigeon in a broken-down RV in a Venice Beach car park. In the 1980s, Jeffrey supplemented his meagre income by becoming a sperm donor at California Cryobank. His number was Donor 150.
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Anonymous Father’s Day
“Thousands of donor-conceived people have a deep longing to know who they belong to, where they come from, and who they look like. What is it like to grow up not knowing who your biological father is or if you have any siblings? What is it like to find out that the man you thought was your dad is not your biological father, that your true biological father donated his sperm and is known only by a number? How does it impact your self-perception, the choices you make, and your view of life and the world? Donor-conceived people are demanding answers to these basic questions about their origins, their lives, and their identities.
From The Center for Bioethics and Culture, producers of Lines That Divide (2009) and the award-winning Eggsploitation (2010), Anonymous Father’s Day explores the stories of women and men who are the children of sperm donors.”
Anonymous Father’s Day Trailer
Nominated for an International Emmy (2001) and winner of the Audience Award at the 2001 Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival.