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Project of the Day: Two Young Latinas Meet in a Quiet Southern Town

Project of the Day: Two Young Latinas Meet in a Quiet Southern Town

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“The Good Kind”

Tweetable Logline:

In a repressed southern town, love develops between two young Latinas, bringing out the best and worst in the people around them.
Elevator Pitch:
The Good Kind is a story about new love between two young Latinas living in a southern repressed town. When Bianca and Natalia decide to skip class and head to the local gay bar, they befriend a quirky drag queen bartender. But it’s in the safety of this bar that the girls allow themselves to immerse in the fascination of their feelings for each other, until the dream is abruptly shattered by an unexpected incident. An everyday love story reminds us why continued dialogue and acceptance within our culture is necessary and imperative for the well being of our youth.
Production Team:
Executive producers: AdeRisa Productions LLC
Producers: Ofelia Yanez, Pamela Lama
Writer/director: Ofelia Yanez
Director of photography: Jeanne Tyson
Editor: Pamela Lama
About the Production:
“The coming out stories that have been shared with me by fellow Latinas motivated me to pursue this film. We would share similarities on how traumatic and lonely these experiences were, as well as the frustration that there was nothing out there to relate to when going through this difficult process. The biggest frustration of all is the lack of communication amongst our families due to engrained cultural beliefs that often don’t allow for these conversations. I wanted to use the power of film to strike a nerve and encourage these talks, and show the dangers of not doing so.” — Ofelia Yanez
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