The painful truths about motherhood exposed – BBC Culture

Happily, breaking these taboos is something that’s become especially prevalent of late. While classic films like Rosemary’s Baby, The Omen and Mommie Dearest looked at the experience of motherhood as a horrifying one, the stereotype of a mother on screen has traditionally been a beatific, selfless stay-at-home wife, happily wedded to the idea that her life revolves around her children. As Robins-Grace says: “I think a lot of ways that motherhood is depicted is thin and uncritical, and reinforces the idea that ‘the mother’ is cis, female, straight, middle-class, white, caring and nurturing.”

Source: The painful truths about motherhood exposed – BBC Culture

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