Zaynab, a thirty-something Pakistani, Muslim, lesbian in Chicago takes care of her sweet and TV-obsessed mother. As Zaynab falls for Alma, a bold and very bright Mexican woman, she searches for her identity in life, love and wrestling.
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Queer filmmakers take note! This is how you make a genre romantic comedy that speaks to an intersectional feminist perspective while being accessible & challengingly universal. Film junkies and abuelas alike will appreciate the gentle nods to Bollywood & Telenovela cinema; what a treat to see Shabana Azmi, all these years after Deepa Mehta's culturally incendiary FIRE. Strong debut performances by Mirza & Sanchez.