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Dona Herlinda and Her Son (1985)

Doña Herlinda y su hijo (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 4 April 1986 (USA)
Rodolfo (Trevino) is a young bachelor doctor who has a love affair with a younger music student, Ramon (Meza). When Rodolfo's mother begins to urge his son to get married, he quickly asks ... See full summary »
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Ramón
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Rodolfo (as Marco Antonio Treviño)
Guadalupe Del Toro ...
Doña Herlinda
Letícia Lupercio ...
Olga
Josefina González
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Guillermina Alba ...
Billy
Madres y Comadres ...
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Rodolfo (Trevino) is a young bachelor doctor who has a love affair with a younger music student, Ramon (Meza). When Rodolfo's mother begins to urge his son to get married, he quickly asks modern and open-mind Olga (Lupercio) to become his wife. Ramon is heart-broken, but Dona Herlinda (del Toro) has the final solution to make everybody happy: She asks Ramon to live with her, near by Rodolfo and Olga. Everybody together forever. Written by Maximiliano Maza <mmaza@campus.mty.itesm.mx>

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Guadalupe del Toro was offered the role of Dona Herlinda in exchange for helping finance the movie. See more »

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No la soltaré
Composed by Chucho Álvarez
Sung by Madres y Comadres
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Groundbreaking for its time
17 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

Dona Herlinda wants one thing from her son--a grandchild. Problem is he's gay and in love with another man. Dona invites the man into her house...as long as her son gets married and gives her a child. She doesn't know he's gay...or does she? This was quietly released in the US in the 1985. It played only at one small art house cinema in Boston. I saw it back then and found it amusing. The sexual content is very subtle--aside from a few kisses and some casual full frontal male nudity we don't see anything. Also all out sexual activities are off camera. The acting is good, the complications are interesting and the final shot on Dona tells you everything you need to know. Hard to find but pleasant.


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