Friday, June 19, 2009

"Up" and infertility

J and I saw Pixar's new film "Up" last week, and it really was wonderful. I don't want to spoil it for you in case you are going to see it, but what I love about Pixar films is that they are made on so many levels. Kids appreciate them for the fun and action, but there is always another level that makes them deeply appealing to adults, too.

"Up" starts with a montage of the life of the protagonist, Carl (voice wonderfully done by Ed Asner), and it quite poignantly mentions the topic of infertility. Lollipop Goldstein of the blog Stirrup Queens and Sperm Palace Jester's wrote an eloquent piece on this aspect of the movie. I urge you to read it. It made me realize how important it is to present this issue in the mainstream media, and I just love her description and assessment. Enjoy! And go see "Up"!

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