What is life like for men raised by single mothers? That’s the question Showtime’s new documentary In a Perfect World seeks to answer.
The documentary is told through the lens of the director’s own relationship with her solo-parented son. It also features interviews with men of diverse backgrounds and ages, sharing deeply personal anecdotes in the wake of emotionally turbulent and unsettling periods of their youth. The story is an introspective portrait of a modern family, as well as a probing cinematic essay examining one of society’s major ailments.
In a Perfect World premieres Wednesday, June 21.