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Wen in Paternal Instinct

Paternal Instinct

2004 NR

Murray Nossel directs this documentary that presents an unvarnished portrait of an American family. Longtime gay couple Mark and Erik want biological children, so they search on the Internet and find a surrogate mother, Wen, who happens to be a wife, mother and practicing Wiccan. Over the next three years, the partnership faces obstacles that challenge Mark and Erik's desire for a child -- obstacles that threaten the growing bond between them.