Dreaming to become a mother, a young lesbian realizes she must face her own fears to ask a friend to donate sperm.

The Butch and the Baby Daddy is an animated short. Alex has wanted to have a baby almost as long as she can remember. But how is a trans/butch lesbian supposed to get sperm? When she considers asking Mateo, a close gay friend of hers, Alex is forced to investigate what she really values. She worries that because she looks like a boy, he might not see her as a real mother. He is caught off guard, not knowing how to answer.

Its based on an excerpt from the book How to Get a Girl Pregnant by Karleen Pendleton Jiménez which was published in 2011 by Tightrope Books.  The book was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award and chosen for the 2013 Over The Rainbow Listby the American Library Association.

This project is a collaboration of the animator Barb Taylor and writer Karleen Pendleton Jiménez.

More information on the website: How to Get a Girl Pregnant




Fishnets and Film

The Butch and the Baby Daddy is screening on Thurs. MAR. 30th at @fishnetsandfilm a DRAG SHOW with a QUEER FILM FESTIVAL**** THURSDAY March 30, 2023 ~ 7:00pm PST (Doors Open for Happy Hour @ 6:00pm) *****The Bureau 510 // 5800 Hollis Street, Emeryville, CA #queerfilm, #lgbtqparents, #emeryville

Bendigo – we’re going to Australia!

The Butch and the Baby Daddy will be part of the BQFF International Short Film Competition which brings the world’s best queer shorts to Bendigo with two programs of cinematic delights – Drama & Narrative Comedy and Documentary & Stories From Life. March 19th 2pm True Stories and Documentary Part one of the Bendigo Queer…

Heartstopper: Coming of Age

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