A street-wise Latina is torn between her Bronx gang and the woman she loves.







Credited cast:
Toro (as Misha Gonzales)
Tania Galarza ...
Tella Storey ...
Diavanna Zarzuela ...
Antonio Tomahawk ...
Max Goldberg ...
Jewish Man
Jaime Velez ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Milagros Cepeda ...
Aunt Ana
Taryn Devito ...
Sleazy girl
Edward Matos ...
David Perez ...
Carissa Rosado ...
Lourdes (as Carissa Faith Rosado)
Brendan Rothman Hicks ...
White Boy


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 Johnny LaGuardia

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Drama | Crime | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality including dialogue, language, drug content and some violence


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Release Date:

5 August 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Locas 4 Life  »

Box Office


$15,000 (estimated)

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Film shot in only six days. See more »


Maribel: 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.
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The character of Toro's Cat played by Diva Nelson is indeed Writer Joshua Nelson's beautiful cat DIVA. See more »

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I've seen better acting in a porn movie (I'm not kidding)
14 January 2004 | by (Calimesa, California) – See all my reviews

This is the first time I've seen a movie so horrible that I felt I should write a review to warn others of it!

You might think I'm kidding or exaggerating here but I assure you, I'm not. I rented this movie with the hope of finding some kind of underground gem similar to Blood In Blood Out, only with females. Boy, was I wrong!

My main problem with this film is that I can't suspend my disbelief that even one of these girls is in a gang, or even tough for that matter. I've seen many "B" movies where this is the case but this one goes far beyond. Even the scenes when someone is getting jumped or beaten up are done so horribly, it made me hate the movie even more. I could go on about how the camera work is also subpar, along with the soundtrack and dialogue, but I won't. I can only pray that I never see any of these actresses in another movie until they've finished their acting classes.

Tania Galarza is the closest thing there is to eye candy here, but that's not saying much either. I give this movie 1 out of 10, only because I can't go lower.

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