While few if any of us could ever claim with a straight face to be the best mom in the world (despite what a certain coffee mug you may been given would lead you believe), most of us can still sleep soundly at night, confident in the knowledge that we’re far from the worst. Why? Because TV and movies tell us so, duh!
Indeed, though they may be slightly cracked or warped mirrors, TV and movies have always reflected back to us mediated visions of our collective maternal nightmares alongside soft-focus idealizations of motherhood — unreal extremes we can all find a comfortable middle ground for ourselves to fit into . And whether these representations serve to make us feel inadequate or reassure us that maybe we’re really not all that bad at this parenting thing after all, the following characters to me represent some of the best portrayals of motherhood – the good, bad, and NO! WIRE! HANGERS! EVER!-ugly – ever shown on the small and big screen:
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