Nuclear Family (2021)

Nuclear Family (2021)

Ry Russo-Young turns the camera on her own past to explore the meaning of family.

Cast: Cade Russo-Young, Dominique Dibbell, Jacob Estes, Dawn Marie, Ry Russo-Young

03Season 1

Episode 3

October 10, 2021

Director Ry Russo-Young shares how her parents pioneered gay parenthood in the '80s, and the legal battle that threatened to tear their family apart.

02Season 1

Episode Two

October 3, 2021

Embroiled in a landmark court case over paternal rights, Ry and her mothers navigate a painful legal battle that threatens their family's very existence – and places nine-year-old Ry at the center of a four-year lawsuit.

01Season 1

Episode One

September 26, 2021

As new fertility options emerge in the early '80s, lesbian partners Robin Young and Sandy Russo look to start their own family by seeking sperm donors. What begins as an unconventional yet warm arrangement with second daughter Ry's donor becomes increasingly fraught as he pursues more rights over her life.