Seeking Happily Ever After
Directed by Michelle Cove
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One generation’s struggle to redefine the fairy tale..
There are more single women in their 30s today than at any other time in history, according to a recent US Census. Why now? Are women redefining happily ever after? Filmmakers Kerry David and Michelle Cove decided to find out. They went underneath the bubbly surface of Sex and the City to talk to hundreds of single women and find out what’s really going on.
It turns out that almost everyone has an opinion about single women, what happily ever after looks like, and where we are heading. This hip, poignant, and entertaining documentary will leave viewers surprised, hopeful, curious, and rethinking assumptions about what it means to be single and 30-something today.
Most of the women filmed were eager to debunk the media-made stereotypes that they are either desperate to get married or too career driven to care about marriage. In the name of reclaiming their own experience, these women dropped their guard and shared the ups and downs of being single at this unique moment in history.
Michelle Cove is the co-author of national bestseller I’m Not Mad, I just Hate You! A New Understanding of Mother-Daughter Conflict (Viking, 1999), which appeared on several national talk shows including Oprah and the Today Show. She has been writing and editing for national magazines for the past 15 years, including Psychology Today, Mother Earth News, Girls’ Life, and Family Fun. She is currently a regular columnist for Single Minded Women the online destination for single women, and has published Seeking Happily Ever After, a self-help book on navigating the ups and down of being single without losing your mind (Penguin, 2010.)