Tough, gritty, and sensually enthralling, this cinematic slice of urban gang life explores the oft over-looked world of young, street-smart Latinas. Toro, a tough lesbian gang member, acclimates well to the group as they rob, steal, and hustle. The gang is strong--both sexually and physically--holding sacred both loyalty and the money it takes to survive. Despite the closeness of her gang and sisters, Toro feels isolated. Secrets from her past keep true friendships at bay and harden her already tough exterior. Yet Toro soon meets Michelle, a young mother who moves in with her abusive and cheating boyfriend, residing near where Toro spends time both keeping an eye on the neighborhood and trying to work through her anger. After discovering Michelle bruised and battered, Toro crosses the line of friendship by protecting and defending Michelle--accelerating the relationship beyond mere friendship. Yet their evolving relationship jeopardizes both their safety as the gang's suspicion is ... Written by
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Rated R for sexuality including dialogue, language, drug content and some violence
5 August 2002 (USA)
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Based on the play Las Rosas Salvaje, also written by Joshua Nelson. Play opened off-off Broadway in New York City at The Flatiron Playhouse in August of 2001. See more
Hey Yo, you call the police, I'm gonna come back here and burn this place to the ground. Then I'll shoot you and your ugly-ass wife...Thanks for the cigarettes though.
The character of Toro's Cat played by Diva Nelson is indeed Writer Joshua Nelson's beautiful cat DIVA. See more