SIMONE DE BEAUVOIRS BABIES
1997 six part miniseries
After a 20-year school reunion, a group of women – now in their late thirties – meet to reconsider where the past two decades have left them. As teenagers in the 70s they were from relatively affluent backgrounds, well-educated and well-equipped to control their fertility though contraception or abortion. All had high expectations about the perfect partner: he would be both soulmate and friend. But reality has fallen short of their expectations and they now find themselves without partners, without children, sitting on biological time bombs.
Why not have babies anyway? If they haven’t got partners, so what? Who needs men once the deed is done?