Abnormal Maternities. Reproduction in Science Fiction Films of the Nineties

Lidia Meras


This paper focus on a key issue in science fiction film of the nineties: abnormal maternity. The article traces the historical background and then distinguish the main maternity typologies: forced, monstrous and altered. Finally, analyzes each of them taking a film as a representative example. The text aims to show how these films update traditional plots of science fiction adapted to the new audiences.


science fiction; nineties; reproduction; Handmaid’s Tale; Species; Alien Resurrection

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