The Imperfect Mom Onscreen - Ending The “Selfless Mother” Trope

There’s no one quite so judged as the Imperfect Mother. The “unnatural” mom, absent mom or ambivalent mom is still an unsettling figure who makes many instinctively uncomfortable. But a wave of recent film and TV depictions are trying to understand why some mother figures might feel overwhelmed, alienated or unsuited to the role.