WATCH: This Latin gay cowboy love story brings some Western sizzle to East L.A.
Image Credit: ‘El Paisa’
While we eagerly wait queer filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar’s A Strange Way Of Life to hit theaters next month, there’s another Spanish-language short film about gay cowboys galloping our way.
And, thankfully—to borrow a classic Western phrase—this town’s big enough for both the both of ’em.
From writer-director Daniel Eduvijes Carrera, El Paisa is a slice-of-life queer coming-of-age story that doubles as a modern cowboy tale set in East Los Angeles, one that shines a light on the diversity of the city’s Latin community.
Our protagonist is Fernando (Cristian Urbina in their debut role), a different kind of “lone ranger” who skates around town and rocks some goth makeup. He’s clearly carving out an identity of his own, but his reluctance