Mateo as king


The Butch and the Baby Daddy is an animated short, excerpted from the book How to Get a Girl Pregnant. Alex has wanted to have a baby almost as long as she can remember. But how is a trans/butch lesbian supposed to get sperm? When she considers asking Mateo, a close gay friend of hers, Alex is forced to investigate what she really values.  

Animated Documentary

This project is a collaboration of the director/animator Barb Taylor and writer/director Karleen Pendleton Jiménez. The two artists worked together previously on the award winning short film Tomboy

How to Get a Girl Pregnant is based on the book of the same name by Karleen Pendleton Jiménez, published in 2011 by Tightrope Books. It was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award and chosen for the 2013 Over The Rainbow List by the American Library Association.


Support from Ontario Creates and Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto has enabled Coyle Digital to create The Butch and the Baby Daddy. For more on Coyle Digital visit Coyle Digital.