The Baby Drop

John Cooke

1986, 15:50 minutes, colour, B&W, English


The Baby Drop is a study of the roles young people are expected to play and the ones that they would like to play. The conflict that this situation causes is portrayed by two women, one has been brought up by a religious family; the other is a heroin addict carrying the child of the lead singer of a rock band. Both want to break out of their lifestyles. The conservative woman with her soft exterior is very cold inside. The heroin addict is the opposite. The tragedy occurs when the conservative woman advises the addict to remain in her sex, drugs, and rock n' roll lifestyle; she does and her baby dies.

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Critical Writing

... et de la video at the New Film Fest
by Geoffrey Shea. Cinema Canada, Jan. 1988, no. 148.