“It’s like a club; you’re initiated, you get a tattoo, it is not going away.” That’s how comedian Rosie O’Donnell describes, in a new documentary, the lasting impact of her mother’s death when she was not yet 11.
“The (Dead Mothers) Club” centers on three women who lost their respective mothers as teenagers. The film is inspired by Hope Edelman’s bestselling book “Motherless Daughters,” according to HBO. Here’s the synopsis on the documentary’s official website:
The film reveals how coming of age without their mothers has and continues to play a role in their lives. Structured around a series of ‘dialogues’ featuring Rosie O’Donnell, Jane Fonda and Molly Shannon who speak candidly about their own experiences and thread the stories of the three women followed together. From their intricate relationships with ‘mother figures’, the cyclical nature of grief to their own mortality, the women of The Club provoke thoughts surrounding the innate and complicated nature of the mother/daughter relationship, even in its absence…
O’Donnell is the film’s executive producer.
Watch the trailer here: