Savage Roses (2001)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama, Urban Drama  |   Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Savage Roses is a low-budget urban drama from writer/director James Tucker based on the stage play Los Rosas Salvaje by Joshua Nelson. Tough Latina homegirl Toro (Misha Gonzales) is part of a street gang in a Bronx neighborhood. She befriends femme single mother Michelle (Tania Galarza), a newcomer to the neighborhood, and the close friendship leads to romance. Eventually Toro defends her girlfriend in a violent confrontation with abusive Pedro (screenwriter Nelson), the father of Michelle's baby. Savage Roses was screened at the 2003 San Francisco Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.

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gang-violence, inner-city, Latino/Latina, single-parent