I am working on a paper in which I want to consider the history of pregnancy
in film and television representation-both the concealment of actresses'
pregnancies and the spectacular representations of actresses' OR their
characters' pregnancies. Examples include Marge Gunderson's pregnancy in
Fargo (I don't believe Frances McDormand was pregnant during the production
of this film though I'd be interested in anyone's ability to confirm or
disprove my suspicion) and Lacey's pregnancy in Cagney and Lacey (occasioned
by Tyne Daly's actual pregnancy). If anyone has examples of other TV or
film scenarios that I might consider, I'd appreciate any suggestion. Or if
you know of any research or scholarship that deals with this issue, I'd
appreciate those suggestions as well.
Mary Kate Goodwin-Kelly
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