This past week, I had the honor of attending the “First Comes Love” premiere at HBO studios. First Comes Love is a movie/documentary about the filmmaker, Nina Davenport and her quest for a baby at age 41 and single. You may also recognize Ms. Davenport for her film “Always A Bridesmaid”.
“First Comes Love” is a take on the modern family being re-imagined in the early twenty-first century. “They say it takes a village to raise a child,” well in Nina’s case, that village is populated by urban sophisticates who have delayed procreation for as long as possible and are late in confronting its joys and chores. Nina holds nothing back at exposing her inner and outer self as a case study. She’s refreshingly frank and funny about the trials that women endure in order to get pregnant, give birth and manage the early years of parenting, as well as the extra hurdles of living in New York City.
The movie had me in a mix of emotions: tears at times, hysterically laughing, and complete shock with my jaw wide open. First Comes Love had my eyes glued to the screen the entire time, not wanting to miss a beat. I felt myself at one with the film as if I was playing a role. Although my life is different than Nina’s, it touches upon a mother/daughter relationship bond, something that every mom I think can relate to. Bravo Nina!
First Comes Love premieres premieres July 29 on HBO as part of their Summer Documentary Series. You don’t want to miss it!
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