Fruit Fly
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Fruit Fly

USA, 2008, 94 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Asian / Pacific Islander, Drama, Gay, Latino/a, Lesbian, Music / Music Video, Musical
Program: U.S. Features
Language: English

DIRECTOR: H.P. Mendoza

From H.P. Mendoza, writer, composer and star of Colma: The Musical (Frameline30), comes the infectious and charming San Francisco songfest, Fruit Fly, a smash hit in March at The San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival. Bethesda (the lovely L.A. Renigen) is a Filipina performance artist who arrives in the city and moves into a Mission District artists’ commune. There, she is welcomed into a world of colorful characters.

Karen and Sharon, an actress and artist, try to make their passionate relationship work. Windham, a flirtatious and adorable gay set designer is looking for love, or at least a good time. And Jacob, a teen runaway, is striving to find his true voice. Bethesda, herself on an ever-evolving journey to find her biological parents, begins a new quest to realize the meaning of home and, hopefully, to find herself in the process. Before that, she must confront other hard truths about how she fits in to the world around her. Could it be true? Could she be a… fag hag?!

Rent control, public transit, one-night stands and other heartbreakingly familiar San Francisco main-stays are celebrated in a lyrical chorus of warm and clever wit. Lavishly brimming with whimsical choreography and catchy hooks that linger long after the credits have rolled, Fruit Fly reminds us all that living in the fair city of San Francisco can make you feel like breaking out into song. It can also break your heart. But it is so worth it. It’s home. — KRISTINE KOLTON

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