Jason Barker’s “A Deal With The Universe” is a home-video fairytale

A Deal With The Universe is a buoyant insight into transgender fertility and follows director and subject Jason Barker as he attempts to get pregnant.

A Deal With The Universe highlights the nuances of transgender fertility through Barker’s own confessionals, where he candidly talks about his feelings of masculinity, of discomfort in his own body, and of being misgendered by healthcare professionals. Pregnancy and masculinity seem at odds with one another to many people, but throughout the film Barker reaffirms the multiplicity of his parenthood.

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