So I was listening to NPR this weekend and there was a brief blurb about how Paul Giamatti and Kathryn Hahn were in a new Netflix film that focused on infertility, multiple failed IVF rounds, and donor eggs.
It comes out in a couple days so looks like husband and I will get a big bottle of something intoxicating and watch this and try not to fall down the chasm…
PS – All I can say is when Hahn said in the preview to Giamatti’s character, “you’ll have your genetic contribution and me? I’m just…left out,” I knew I’d have to watch this. For anyone who’s gone the donor route in particular, there’s a microscopic level of attention to this side of IVF.
Oh yeah, and there are a LOT of dickheads leaving comments on YouTube – you know, the pricks who like to tell us to “just adopt” and other ignorant nasty shit. Fuck them. We need advocates, not preachers. We deserve understanding even when empathy isn’t possible. And we really, really need people to get fucking educated (and call out those who say stupid shit because if you don’t educate them, they’re going to go on to hurt more of us out there just battling to keep our wits about us).