It looks like the world’s first pregnant man has landed a documentary that will be shown on the glorious BBC 4. We get the following scoop from birth canals of yahoo:
British independent TV producer and distributor DCD Media Plc said on Thursday it had won worldwide rights to produce a documentary on the “pregnant man” for Britain’s Channel Four. DCD’s September Films unit beat four other production firms to win the commission, and will have exclusive access to Thomas Beatie, the first man in the world to give birth, for the hour-long documentary, the company said.
Beattie, 34, was born female, named Tracy Lagondino, and was a Hawaiian beauty pageant contestant before undergoing gender reassignment surgery and hormone treatment. He gave birth to a girl at an Oregon hospital on June 29, People magazine reported on July 3.
Thomas Beatie may be a man now, but the dude was born with a uterus. I’m not going to say that it isn’t a topic worthy of attention; I just think he has an unfair advantage. Show me a dude that is pregnant, and wasn’t born with a uterus, and I will scream “stop the presses!”
A documentary on Thomas Beatie is something that I look forward to seeing. Many that work with him who may not know his female past would certainly shoot him some peculiar looks ’round the third trimester. People may assume that he has given up on life and has drowned himself in a mountain of burgers and booze. The co-workers would certainly stress to explain the healthy glow about him however.
I will most likely have to wait till this appears on DVD to catch it, but for those of you that have access to BBC4 – please share your thoughts when you get a chance to see it.