The Farm is definitely a slow burner with some nice science fiction/dystopian society flavors. It’s the story of a corporation banking off of designer babies. “The Farm” locates disenfranchised women, impregnates them, and sells their babies to the rich and wealthy. The women receive compensation for their babies but the concept is still horrifying.
The Farm is a facility built to keep these women extremely healthy – anything they need, they get – they also don’t get everything they want. No Snickers bars available in this facility! That sugar might hurt the baby.
In the end, the main character, Jane, having burned some bridges at the Farm, chooses to carry a baby for the corporation’s HR leader, Mae. She lives with Mae and her husband Ethan and care for her own daughter Amalia and her surrogate baby, Victor as Mae and Ethan’s nanny.
The Farm shows what kinds of opportunities are available for people based on the amount of money they have. Jane is a poor, non-white woman who is at the whim of those who have the money to make her do whatever is necessary for her family. She is willing to make sacrifices many of us would never dream of making for the sake of those she loves.