Bruising for Besos


Featuring a post-film Q&A with filmmaker Adelina Anthony!

Presented by Lesbian Looks Film and Video Series, Faculty Fellows Program, LGBTQ Resource Center, Guerrero Student Center, Common Ground Alliance, Department of Mexican American Studies, Institute for LGBT Studies and Department of Gender and Women’s Studies.

“An incredibly real story … the film oscillates between sexy, sweet, loving moments and the unleashing of demons.”- Lesbians on the Loose

Bruising for Besos is an intimate character study of Yoli— a charismatic and complicated Xicana lesbian making a family in the Queer and Trans People Of Color (QTPOC) suburban Los Angeles scene. She’s an artist at heart, and along with her best friend, Rani, makes do with a mundane job. One night she pursues Dana, an alluring Puerto Rican woman. This romance upends the seeming calmness of her life as Yoli soon finds herself recreating a tumultuous past. (Dir. by Adelina Anthony, 2016, USA, 90 mins., Not Rated)