To say there’s been a lot of talk lately about marriage equality, same-sex relationships and children raised by same-sex parents would be a massive understatement. Documentary Gayby Baby sought to do what no one else was doing – talk to the children themselves.
Focusing on four children with gay or lesbian parents, the film explores their experience growing up and, in some cases, how they’ve grappled with being “different”. Observational in style, it lets the children’s stories speak for themselves.
The process of making Gayby Baby spanned three-and-a-half years, during which time filmmaker Maya Newell spoke to several other children in similar familial situations. Although these kids did not end up featuring in the documentary, the interviews played an important part in shaping the final product.
Red has a different spin on being unique
Abbey is all for freedom of hair length
Makayla gives a solid argument in favour of marriage equality
Sunnai has four mums and one dad, but so what
Bryony considers whether children of same-sex families will turn out to be gay
Watch Gayby Baby on Monday, 7 March at 9:50pm (AEDT) on SBS 2 and on SBS On Demand.