Dir. Jennifer Reeder, USA, 80 mins
Part of our Cine Queer Season, in partnership with Exeter Pride
Exeter Phoenix and Exeter Pride present a celebration of Love, Life and LGBT+ in this new film season.
Zaynab is a thirty something Pakistani, Muslim, lesbian lawyer living in Chicago who begins a new romance with Alma, a confident and vivacious Mexican American woman. Zaynab’s recently widowed mother Parveen has moved in and spends her days watching Pakistani TV dramas while searching for a potential husband for her only daughter.
Alma’s mother, Rosa, is a former professional Luchadora which Zaynab finds fascinating as she has recently taken up lucha style wrestling training with a former pro wrestler, Jayde. Zaynab tries to keep both her love life and her wrestling a secret from her Muslim mother, who knows more than she lets on.
F-Rating is a new rating for films directed by women, written by women and/or with significant female characters on screen, in their own right.