Dont know how I missed this but thank you to Claude for posting on facebook. I have the utmost respect for Ann and her work (even though I coined one of my most triggering emotional reactions “The Fessler Effect”). I would very much like to see this when it is out and near me. Would even travel to Boston or NY or other to see it.
From the movies site:
“A GIRL LIKE HER is the real story of “sex and the single girl”. It reveals the hidden history of tens of thousands of young women who became pregnant in the 1950s and 60s and were banished to maternity homes to give birth, surrender their child, and return home alone. They were told to keep their secret, move on and forget. But, does a woman forget her child?
A GIRL LIKE HER combines footage from films of the time period about dating, sex, “illegitimate” pregnancy, and adoption—that both reflected and shaped the public’s understanding of single pregnancy during that time—with the voices of these mothers as they speak today, with hindsight, about the long-term impact of surrender and silence on their lives.”
I would love to embed the trailer here but it doesnt seem possible. You will have to go over and peek at it yourself.
As this covers the adoption attrocites of the 50s and 60s only, I would love to see a sequel that shows 70s to present day. I can attest that it did not stop as my experience in 1986 was not much different than what my mother friends experienced in the BSE. I joked to Claude that we need to do that sequel.
It wasn’t really a joke.