Surrogacy has been a hotly debated topic for two decades. Thousands of people have done this practice to fulfill the wishes of their parents or to increase their families. Motherhood is through surrogacy It is a task that involves endless debates about morals and ethics of those people who carry out the said process or show their compassion for this practice.
The visual industry has translated this theme into a series whose plot revolves around motherhood. Below is a chronological compilation of these series where surrogacy played a good part or all of the role.
The acclaimed series from the 90s was one of the first to address this question. Phoebe Buffet was a character who voluntarily, without any financial means, intervenes to complete this practice to help her brother. The writers decided to have Lisa Kudrow’s character pregnant when the actress was pregnant in real life. Although the sentence, ‘Friends’; on this subject in different respects through other actors. Rachel, Monica, Ross, Chandler and Joey were the first to go equalize the effect that he may use her as his substitute.
Monica and Chandler
Phoebe became pregnant for the fourth time. What the rest of the characters did not imagine, nor the fans of the series, is that two of the six protagonists used to be parents in this way. Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) and Monica (Courtney Cox) discussed the possibility of offering themselves as surrogates, which happened to Monica last time. Cook, who was in a relationship with Chandler (Matthew Perry), finds out He had problems with wealth. Although in the end the surrogacy was not implemented if they received twin babies by choice of the pregnant woman that she herself did not want to be a mother.
Crazy about his girlfriend
This musical series tells the life of lawyer Rachel Bloom, who makes a change in her life to find love. Blossom quits her job in the Big Apple to live in a small town in California to welcome Josh, an old summer love she hadn’t seen in ten years. “Crazy Ex Girlfriend” is one of the few examples of surrogacy without the financial worries involved. This practice is carried out in a series of three parts. On the other hand is Darryl’s character sperm that lays; the first lays eggs; And finally, who is Heather? let the womb be pregnant.
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This is the first series where Elizabeth Moss discusses surrogacy abuse. The second phase takes place in Australia where there are some Thai workers employed surrogate for a wealthy couple in Sydney. Moss, who plays detective Robin Griffin, will reveal all after her daughter is searched after she is pregnant from abduction and put up for adoption. Nicole Kidman cast this series among her own.
The Handmaid’s Tale
Series by excellence and defined by the public as visible work that reflects the best surrogacy. Based on the novel by Margaret Atwood, this series was released on HBO Max. Once again, Elizabeth Moss plays a decisive role. Prosidia made war on the cause of the establishment of the United States of America. This left the war mixed pollution and rising issues. To alleviate these problems, said the government the servants of fertile female servants of the family the power of the people. Slaves are abducted by man in order to rescue their children. Moss plays June who will be the commander of the revolution to end the government and the measures imposed.
With only five chapters. Filmin created this series in 2020. The plot centers on Dan and Emily, a couple who have been trying to be parents for years. Emily, a girl eighteen years old, Kaya due to an accident. A girl whose way of life is poor; A pregnant woman takes care of her husband. Although everything seems to be going well, the morality of the protagonists shines through as they show their contradictions.
Netflix brought this series in 2022 by Manolo Caro. The director admitted that the idea for this project was born from a conversation about surrogacy between friends. Najwa Nimri, the protagonist and whose role is Glory; shows motherhood from different perspectives.
At the end of the first season, the series reveals a baby whom Gloria cares for as if he were her own son; even his grandson, but it is carried by due to fertility problems.
Despite the existence of a wide range of series that deal with this problem more or less, the film industry has also dealt with this problem in a large part of its films.