Sometimes the Movie Industry really irritates me.
Yesterday I watched a television show and a movie. In both of them the parents lost a child and the mother lost her mind. In the movie the couple lost their little boy and it tore the parents apart. The mother couldn't function and the father couldn't understand why. on the TV show a lady lost her young son and went so crazy she kidnapped a little boy to replace the one she lost.
Really? You guys are so original.
We've seen the same story line 100 times.
You know what I would like to see, Hollywood? I'd like to see a movie about a mother who losses a child and doesn't lose her shit. I'd like to see a movie that is honest and shows a mom who doesn't know how she's going to get out of bed, let alone shower. Who has to plan her babies funeral. Who has her milk come in, with no baby to feed. How about you show her holding a baby for the first time? Maybe you can get inside her head and show how she thinks holding that tiny baby might kill her. Why don't you throw in a supportive husband. Let the world see that many times the couple grows closer, and they can depend on each other. Why don't you show how the woman cries everyday in the car on her way home from work. How about showing what due dates and birthdays are like for her? Not to mention pregnant women and other babies. How about you show a mother who doesn't keep all her child's things in "his room" 10 years later like some sort of shrine.
I'd like to see a movie depict what really happens when a mother loses a child. Because the truth is 99.9% of the time we don't go insane. We pull ourselves up. We dust ourselves off. We move on through life. Sometimes it's easy. Sometimes it's not. But we do it. I'd like you to put that in a movie.
But that will never happen, because it's not sexy. It's not pretty. It doesn't sell tickets.
Crazy moms sell tickets.