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"My So-Called Selfish Life" looks at what it means to be a woman without children in a culture where motherhood feels mandatory.

Written and directed by Therese Shechter and produced by Trixie Films

This is a feature-length documentary, currently in production, with a projected release date of 2019.

Images courtesy of Trixie Films

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FILMMAKER THERESE SHECHTER AMIDST ALL THE STROLLERS

"WHAT IS SELFISH ABOUT A CONSCIOUS CONSIDERED CHOICE?"
POET AND MEMOIRIST (AND THE INSPIRATION FOR THE FILM'S TITLE) MOLLY PEACOCK, IN A SCENE FROM THE FILM

"THE GOLDEN GIRLS IS ABOUT WOMEN AND FRIENDSHIP AND IT'S NOT FILTERED THROUGH MOTHERHOOD."
MULTI-MEDIA ARTIST SHANTHONY EXUM, IN A SCENE FROM THE FILM

"AM I ALLOWED TO PICK MY LIFE? DO I HAVE TO JUSTIFY IT TO YOU?"
JOURNALIST CHANEL DUBOFSKY, IN A SCENE FROM THE FILM

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