Seahorse: The Dad Who Gave Birth Reviews

July 12, 2020
Seahorse feels almost like a 'to be continued' film, because it remains to be seen how Freddy handles the challenges of raising his child, knowing that his unusual pregnancy has been documented for the world to see.
July 1, 2020
This vital documentary about a trans man's pregnancy shatters stereotypes along all sorts of vectors, and underscores the fact that however atypical our lives may be, we have more in common than not.
June 22, 2020
The idea of men giving birth may be sensationalised, politicised, even ridiculed, but there's none of that here - just an intimate portrait of family and friends...
June 16, 2020
Articulate, reflective and unhesitant about getting personal, McConnell makes for a complicated character study.
June 9, 2020
Seahorse presents a refreshingly sober look at pregnancy, a soft-spoken effort to tone down the rhetoric surrounding transgender issues.
January 17, 2020
Ethnographic in its tact but transparent in its compassion, [Finlay's] work forgoes self-insertion just as it avoids any sort of concrete agenda.
September 3, 2019
Filmmaker Jeanie Finlay takes a bracingly honest approach, never shying away from anything while remaining sensitive to the nuances of [McConnell] Freddy's situation.
August 30, 2019
A fascinating, vital story told with heart and tenderness.
August 29, 2019
Naturally, the focus remains on Freddy McConnell, although it's also intriguing to note the difficulty that friends and family have in dealing with their own reactions while striving to say the right thing.
August 28, 2019
Finlay is alive both to the humdrum and astonishing.
June 15, 2019
Seahorse isn't just about giving birth, it's also about the fear of body dysphoria, how the effects of testosterone can change everything, and being situated within a family with mixed feelings to your personal circumstances. Devastating and uplifting.
May 12, 2019
Everyone's path to parenthood is different. But some are more different than most. Freddy is a transgender man who, along with his partner C.J., has decided to carry his own child.
May 8, 2019
We are always engaged and always rooting for the best possible conclusion. How lovely to experience the joy, however painfully obtained, of others.
May 3, 2019
Yes, some of those paradigm shifts may be perplexing, both off-putting and wondrous - but maybe it's our own insecurities flaring. If capable and wanting, why can't we have the right to experience the best of both worlds?
April 28, 2019
For Finlay... allowing McConnell to use his own words makes sense of a complicated process fraught with contradictions and paradoxes even for those not contending with a total destabilization of their personhood.