Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The stay-at-home dad in popular culture

By Kip Mooney
Blog Editor

It doesn't all have to be serious. The stay-at-home dad has been the subject of numerous sitcoms, songs, and feature films. Here are a few links:

Lonestar - "Mr. Mom"

The song's not very good, but relates the ups and downs of fatherhood.

Mr. Mom (1983)

John Hughes wrote this film in the wake of the economic downturn of the early '80s. It's a little dated but Michael Keaton keeps things lively. And who wouldn't want an ironed grilled cheese?

Little Children
Tom Perrotta's satirical novel focuses on the struggles and temptations of the stay-at-home dad. It's a dark but captivating read. Oscar winner Kate Winslet and Patrick Wilson (Watchmen) starred in the 2006 film adaptation.

No comments:

Post a Comment