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“Mom & Dad’s Nipple Factory” Makes Steamboat Debut

10/24/2023 11:45AM ● By Casey Hopkins
Steamboat Springs, CO - Over the course of human history, there have been certain advancements and innovations that have withstood the test of time: electricity, the automobile, the iPhone, running water, and now, prosthetic nipples.

Making its Steamboat debut at the Bud Werner Memorial Library on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m., “Mom & Dad’s Nipple Factory” is a documentary that tells the unlikely story of how Emmy-winning director Justinsuperstar’s conservative Christian parents, launched a secret prosthetic nipple business from their humble home in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

The movie follows the odd couple – introverted tinkerer and entrepreneur Brian and his beloved social butterfly wife Randi – and the often-ingenious lengths they went to raise five kids on a combined income of under $14,000 a year. Filmed over a period of eight years, “Mom & Dad’s Nipple Factory” chronicles Randi’s cancer diagnosis and how it inspired Brian to begin his prosthetic nipple business, the first of its kind.

“In 2007, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer, which kicked off a chain reaction that would drive change in our already close-knit family in countless unexpected ways,” Justinsuperstar says. “I was stunned to discover that behind a locked door in the house I grew up in, carefully tucked under thrift store bed sheets, my introverted and inventive dad had been creating perhaps the most realistic female nipple prosthetics in the world.”

Heartwarming and humorous for all ages, “Mom & Dad's Nipple Factory” has been hailed as an "absolute delight" (SF Gate) and praised for its "powerful, playful, and intensely personal narrative” (Milwaukee Magazine). This remarkable story has earned prestigious accolades, including Audience Winner: Best Feature Film at the Milwaukee Film Festival and Best of Fest at the Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Film Festival, in addition to playing to sold-out audiences at film festivals across the country.

Donations to The Bust of Steamboat will be accepted at the door to this free screening. Visit for more information.