The Surrogate (2020)

1h 33m / Not Rated / Drama


This is an arthouse theatrical exclusive, not available on other streaming platforms. Monument Films is offering this title for rent for $18.00, but Tampa Theatre patrons can enter the promo code tampa to save $6!

PS… ignore the showtimes at right. We have to put something in there to make this show up on our home page! – TT Team

Jess Harris (Jasmine Batchelor, The Good Fight), a 29-year-old web designer for a nonprofit in Brooklyn, is ecstatic to be the surrogate and egg-donor for her best friend Josh (Chris Perfetti, Looking) and his husband Aaron (Sullivan Jones, Slave Play). Twelve weeks into the pregnancy, a prenatal test comes back with unexpected results that pose a moral dilemma. As they all consider the best course of action, the relationship between the three friends is put to the test.

“I came of age being told that as a queer person, I was entitled to the same rights as straight people, including having biological children if I wanted to,” says director Jeremy Hersh. “I set out to write a film about a relationship between queer people and their chosen family who are confronted with the same types of difficult questions (ethical and otherwise) that all potential parents have to answer, questions that are becoming increasingly complicated due to recent advances in prenatal testing technology. I don’t have the answers to these questions, or a particular message I set out to convey, but I’m interested in the various points of view and conversations these questions provoke.”


After you enter your Vimeo login or create a new account, you’ll see the spot to “Apply Promo Code.” Just enter tampa and click “apply!” After your purchase you can watch The Surrogate on your desktop, tablet, smartphone, or other streaming device for 72 hours. If you have any questions, CLICK HERE for Monument Films’ streaming FAQ.

The film’s distributor will be splitting the revenue with Tampa Theatre, 50/50. Please note that this arrangement, in these unprecedented times, means that we are unable to offer Member pricing for virtual screenings. Thanks for your understanding, and THANK YOU FOR CONTINUING TO SUPPORT TAMPA THEATRE!