Two Dads, Two Moms

Two Dads, Two Moms

Gay Couples and Their Families

Streaming Video - 2013
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Profiling families in the U.S., France, and Spain, this program focuses on the children of gay couples and how their experiences resemble or differ from more conventional upbringings. Most of the film's participants are in their late teens or early adulthood and have acquired a broad-minded, philosophical perspective on what they and their parents have gone through - although childhood was hardly challenge-free for any of them. In Paris, Bastien reflects on his father's belated coming-out process, the divorce it caused, and how it shaped their current family. In Valencia, Sushila and Gauri - both born in developing countries - discuss what it means to be adopted into a new culture by a lesbian couple. And in a Boston suburb, brothers Zachary and Kyle behave like "typical" teenagers - flirting with Goth culture, indulging a favorite pet, playfully punching Dad in the arm during breakfast - even though a second Dad is also present, and even though both boys were born through surrogate motherhood. Fathers Cliff and John were the first same-sex couple in America to produce a family that way.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2013.
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (52 min.) :,sd., col.
Alternative Title: Gay Couples and Their Families
Custom Field2: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on November 16, 2013.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Introduction (0:43) -- Atkins-Weltman Family (3:15) -- A Modern, but Unusual, Family (3:02) -- Easy Parental Acceptance (2:38) -- Adopted Sisters (1:21) -- Having a Genetic Child (3:16) -- More of a Friend (1:34) -- Family Pride (3:08) -- What Makes a Normal Family? (2:15) -- Familial Needs (3:07) -- A Thriving Young Lady (1:26) -- An Open Family (1:20) -- Seeking a Family Life (1:48) -- A Different Type of Family (2:24) -- Valuing Femininity (3:55) -- Valuing Masculinity (2:25) -- A Viable Lifestyle (2:41) -- A Tender Complicity (2:08) -- A Loving Family (3:01) -- Soon it Will be Normal (1:25) -- Same Sex Acceptance (1:52) -- Well-Adjusted Individuals (2:15) -- Credits: Two Dads, Two Moms: Gay Couples and Their Families (0:22)
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