We watched Google Baby last week and my husband Colin said he was bored. It dragged on in some spots a little too long. Even though we knew almost all of the people in the film and were happy to see them on TV. One cannot film a document in India with the "Mother" of surrogacy, Dr. Patel and she had a leading role. I felt like a lot was missing from the film. Doron, who is the main character of the film, did not connect with Dr. Patel because I could see that in her facial movements, and then she quickly dismissed him. It was interesting how Doron, helps people with donor eggs as well as donor sperm and then ships frozen embryos. It was clear that some people were using both, and I don't understand how those babies get out of India. Also the characters really were not developed at all, with the exception of Diska to a point. It seems as if all of the media gravitates to Diska because she speaks the most English. I'm not sure why they did not get an interrupter and interview other surrogates and really tell their story of how they chose surrogacy. Also the majority of people going to India have amazing stories to tell about their own life. Who would have thought that me, left alone in apartment to die as a baby who was not shown love, would be capable of growing up and wanting a baby would go around the world to get one. A Black women from New York, marries a White man from Austrilia and in mid-life have one son and are expecting twins. We are an anomaly itself, as are so many who are on the same path.
Personally, I think I could have done a much better job as well as a few other's who are in that inner circle of surrogacy. I'm not sure how much of an audience a documentary can get, if you cannot draw people into the story. The story is not necessarily for those who have been, it's for those who have not.