'Baby God': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about HBO's documentary on Nevada fertility specialist Dr Quincy Fortier
The shocking story has been fictionalized for television before but never has it been shown for what it is - a doctor who exploited women for his own genetic legacy
The story of Dr Quincy Fortier is not an obscure one. The Nevada fertility specialist achieved infamy in the late '90s and early 2000s for impregnating countless women with his own sperm without their consent or even knowledge. And now, HBO's latest documentary 'Baby God' is going to look into Fortier's haunting adventures by following several of his biological children.
The shocking story has been fictionalized for television before (Fox's 'Almost Family' and Australian series 'Sisters') but never has it been shown for what it is - a doctor who exploited women for his own genetic legacy.
Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming HBO documentary.
'Baby God' will premiere on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at 9 pm ET on HBO and HBO Max.
According to the official synopsis of 'Baby God', the documentary is a shocking examination of the work of a Las Vegas fertility specialist, the late Dr Quincy Fortier. "Recalling a time before sperm banks, when little was understood about DNA and inherited genetic traits, the film unravels egregious, once undetectable truths about Fortier's medical practice, as well as his alleged sexual abuse of family members. He assisted hundreds of couples struggling with difficulty conceiving and the many women he guided to pregnancy through the use of his own sperm without their knowledge or consent. The documentary follows several of his offspring as they grapple with new information about their origins, the scope of Fortier's misdeeds and the impact his genes have on how they view their own identities."
'Baby God' is directed by Hannah Olson and executive produced by Academy Award nominees Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady.
For more than 30 years, Dr. Quincy Fortier covertly used his own sperm — without his patients' knowledge or consent — to inseminate his fertility patients and impregnate them with his own DNA. Now his secret is out and his children seek the truth about his motives.
You can watch the very enthralling trailer to the documentary here:
Where to watch
The 1 hour 18 minutes documentary 'Baby God' will be releasing on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at 9 pm ET on HBO and HBO Max. On-demand, it will be available on Thursday, December 3, 2020.
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