America ReFramed

Romeo Romeo

Season 04  Episode 8

All Lexy has ever wanted is to have a baby. After marrying the woman of her dreams, Lexy and wife Jessica set out to start a family. The loving couple discusses the possible pregnancy, the pros and cons of artificial insemination and whether the sperm donor should be known or anonymous. Full of hope and feisty determination, the two women spend their life savings to buy sperm online and then head to the hospital to have Lexy inseminated. Getting pregnant, however, turns out to be more difficult than they anticipated.

The two set out on what becomes a complicated, heartbreaking, funny, and moving journey to have the child they long for. Could Lexy's hope and determination cloud her understanding of the risks involved: multiple births, premature delivery and low birth weight, ovarian hyper-stimulation syndrome and even miscarriage?

An intimate portrait of a modern marriage, the film is also a rigorous documentation of the trials privately faced by over six and a half million American women, gay and straight that struggle with infertility. ROMEO ROMEO takes viewers on an emotional roller-coaster ride and offers no-holds-barred access to the challenges and joys of building a family. As the couple traverses the world of artificial insemination, the film tracks the medical, logistical, financial and emotional costs of investing in new reproductive technology. Eventually, Lexy and Jessica land in circumstances they never could have imagined and the outcome surprises everyone.