Afuera

2016 | Latino/a / New Release / Relationships / Sex Work / Transgender | 14 minutes | USA
Directors: Steven Liang

The story of a Latina struggling to thrive at the intersection of her transgender and immigrant identities, this short narrative film debuted at the Los Angeles Film Festival and screened throughout the US. A short film that packs a punch, Afuera follows a day in the life of Jennifer (newcomer Jennifer London), who finds herself caught between her need to be herself and an ultimatum from her boyfriend Pedro (Santiago Malkuth). Afuera features all trans actresses playing the roles of trans women; a rarity in far too many LGBTQ films.

 REVIEWS AND AWARDS

"Liang does what few have done, and that is to showcase a love narrative involving a transgender person, which in turn, depicts how difficult it is for a trans person to find love in a patriarchal society overflowing with anti-LGBT views."

- RICHY ROSARIO, Vibe Magazine