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Alison McMahan <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 21 Nov 2000 07:46:49 -0500
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Well, of course, there are the Alien series of films, which deal with
pregnancy in a metaphorical way.
There are the what-if-men-got-pregnant-films, like Junior (Schwarzenneger).
There are the Look who's talking films.  There was the great debacle about
Demi Moore naked and
pregnant on the cover of Vanity Fair.  There are films about pregnancy as
a social issue, such as Snapper and Angie.
Hope that helps

Message text written by Film and TV Studies Discussion List
I am working on a paper in which I want to consider the history of
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
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.

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