Mousie and Sad Girl are childhood best friends in a contemporary Los Angeles poor Hispanic neighborhood. But when Sad Girl becomes pregnant by Mousie's boyfriend, a drug dealer named Ernesto, the two become bitter enemies. While their dispute escalates towards violence, the violence of the world around them soon also impacts their lives.
Mothers. Warriors. Sisters. Survivors.
Did You Know?
One of the cast members, Nica, died of a drug overdose a few months after shooting was completed. She left behind a two and a half year old son, which director Allison Anders
subsequently adopted. See more
When Mousie and me joined our gang, all the names were taken except Mousie and Sad Girl. Everyone said Maribel should be Mousie cuz she was so little. Sleepy said "No stupid because then we're gonna have to name Mona Sad Girl and she's not sad at all." Rascal said "Stupid , it don't matter." Sleepy was mad and kept saying "She's too happy to be Sad Girl."
[cut to Sad Girl sitting in a chair with a baby in her lap
"But they don't say that to me no more."
Referenced in American Grindhouse
So Ruff, So Tuff
Performed by Roger Troutman
Written by Roger Troutman
and Larry Troutman
Saja Music Co./Troutman's Music Co. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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