Synopsis by Mark Deming
Lucy Lawless stars in this dramatic short subject which predated her rise to fame as an action star on the television shows Hercules: The Legendary Adventures and Xena: Warrior Princess. Sal (Tania Simon) is a woman from New Zealand who is involved in a going-nowhere relationship with Mog (Joel Tobeck), a hulking brute who shows her little respect. A chance encounter with an easy-going female truck driver (Lawless) encourages Sal to take more chances in her life, symbolized by the purchase of a tasty but out-of-season peach. For video release, Peach was paired with another short subject featuring Lucy Lawless, A Bitter Song, in which she plays a nurse working with a young girl with emotional problems. Some video editions of the film include a third film, Lavender Limelight: Lesbians in Film.
New-Zealand, peach, rise-to-fame, truckdriver