Roberta Loved

2001 | Bisexual / Body Image / Death/Dying / Relationships / Sexuality / Suicide | 24m | USA
Directors: Q. Allan Brocka

This is the life of Roberta, a secretary who one day is laid off from her job and on the same day is diagnosed with a deadly brain tumor. Alone on her last night on Earth, she phones Kevin, a bisexual hustler who advertises that “freaks” are his specialty. As her final hours rush by, Roberta and Kevin develop an intense, sublime and horrifying relationship. Roberta Loved is an early film by Q. Allan Brocka who went on to make Eating Out 2, Boy Culture and Rick and Steve the Happiest Gay Couple in all the World . Look for a special guest appearance by Mink Stole of Desperate Living !

Reviews and Awards

Grand Jury Prize, Imola International Short Film Festival

Audience Award, Los Angeles Friday Night Shorts

“Unconventional, disturbing and wonderful.” —New York Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

“Q. Allan Brocka’s Roberta Loved is a powerful film that manages to evoke more grounded emotion in 25 minutes than most movies can accomplish in 2 hours.” —Warren Curry, Cinemaspeak