Video of the Day: Queer Latinx Elders Melting Your Heart

“I really wanted to see a strong, playful and complicated lesbian Latina elder on screen.”

This beautiful short film titled “Amigas With Benefits” depicts the heart warming love between two elder Latinx in ad adult care living facility. Lupita and Ramona fall in love, much to the disgruntle of Lupita’s daughter who never knew her mother is a lesbian. The film was produced and released through PBS Online Film Festival 2017.

“I really wanted to see a strong, playful and complicated lesbian Latina elder on screen,” writer and director Adelina Anthony told HuffPost. “Our queer elders are rarely on screen, and less so if they are of color. But I come from a culture that practices respecting one’s elders. So, in a small way, this film pays homage to the queer elders in our lives. And once I knew I was going to put a Latina lesbian elder and her female fiancée at the center of the story, I decided to imagine them in a senior residence home because in the U.S. it’s where many of our seniors end up living the last years of their lives.”