Magdalena is the daughter of a Mexican-American family who runs a storefront church in Echo Park, Los Angeles. With her fifteenth irthday approaching, all she can think about is her boyfriend, her Quinceañera dress, and the limo she hopes will carry her on her special day. But a few months before the celebration, Magdalena falls pregnant and it’s only a matter of time before her religious father finds out.
Forced out of her home, Magdalena moves in with great uncle Tomas, an old man who makes his living selling hot drinks in the street. Already living with him is Carlos, Magdalena’s tough cousin, who was thrown out by his parents and is none too happy that she’s arrived. Tomas’ house is on a property recently purchased by an affluent gay couple, pioneers of gentrification in the area. As Magdalena’s pregnancy grows more visible, she, Carlos, and Tomas pull together as a family of outsiders. But the economics of the neighborhood are turning against them, threatening their way of life.
Wash Westmoreland (born March 4, 1966) is an independent film director who has worked in television, documentaries, independent films. Westmoreland’s began directing in the adult film world of the late-nineties making deliberately ironic post-modern porn. His 2006 release, “Quinceañera”, had a double Sundance win (Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize), and also picked up the Humanitas Prize, and the John Cassavetes Spirit Award. In 2008 Westmoreland produced an MTV film “Pedro” about AIDS activist Pedro Zamora that was introduced on MTV by U.S. President Bill Clinton. Working with his partner Richard Glatzer, he is slated to direct “Hello Darkness,” a vampire movie set in the North of England and “Sensational,” a feature for HBO.
After working as a camera assistant on Bruce LaBruce’s movie Hustler White, Westmoreland decided to enter the Adult Entertainment world to make what he described as “post-modern pornography” and research material for a feature film project The Fluffer… read more