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  • Donor Unknown

    If you're father was a sperm donor, you'll be reminded of him every time you masturbate.

    Instead of playing with themselves, however, the offspring in this documentary are trying to locate their donor dad.

    In the 1980s, Jeffrey Harrison spent a good deal of time making deposits at a cryobank under the name: Donor 150.

    Twenty years later, JoEllen Marsh, one of the many children conceived from Jeffrey's genes, connects with a half-sister over the Internet.

    The peculiarity of the reunion attracts the New York Times and eventually more siblings and the donor's identity are uncovered.

    But are his progenies ready to visit the beach where their dad lives in an RV?

    A fascinating true story about the past catching up with you, Donor Unknown's paternal pathos blends well with the genetic similarities prevalent throughout Jeff's brood.

    Either way, the biggest opponent of donating to sperm banks is still Kleenex.

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  • Warning: Spoilers
    I read a short review for this documentary, and it sounded quite interesting, because I have seen comedy use of sperm donation, such as Jackass and Road Trip, but never seen anything about the real nature of it. Basically this true, but stranger than fiction, story sees Pennsylvanian born twenty year old JoEllen Marsh searching for her biological father, she found out when she was younger that she was born from an anonymous donation of sperm put in her mother's system. At the same time we see the man who donated this sperm at California Cryobank, lonely hippie like animal lover Jeffrey Harrison, aka Donor 150, living in an RV on Venice Beach, who confesses to donating hundreds of times, mostly for the money, but also to help those who cannot bare children properly. JoEllen joined a website specialising in helping people find their anonymous donor number connection in order to find and meet their half brothers and sisters. Eventually a number of these half relatives have met and found connection with each other, and towards the end we do see see JoEllen and biological father Jeffrey, and one or two of the half siblings, all meet up and find resolution. I can agree the breaks in the story to see what goes on in the donation rooms and how sperm is used and whatever can be a little annoying, but you have to know that kind of stuff at the same time, and the story to be honest I found a little weird and lame, but overall it's not a bad documentary at all. Okay!