A breakup comedy short film inspired by true events that happened in my Mexican-American family. It tells the story of Sally Garcia as she goes to desperate lengths to get her long-term boyfriend back, even as she nearly destroys her own family in the process. It is an outrageous comedy
inspired equally by Pedro Almodovar, Desperate Housewives, and 1950s Douglas Sirk technicolor melodramas. This short has proven somewhat controversial in its unique blend of political hot button issues, a deeply flawed Latina antihero, and its lightly comic approach. But for me, the message is
true, from my heart, and it exemplifies my approach to filmmaking – to not judge my characters’ morality, but rather to reflect in the distorted mirror of my art the humanity and complexity of Latinx people.
Director: David Aguilar Rodriguez