This sweet short takes on a subject that’s not seen that often – not just queer people aging, but what happens when they’re in a retirement home, and one has dementia. What happens if two gay people fall in love at that point, when one of them is no longer judged to be allowed to be in charge of their own life?
Amigas with Benefits, ‘is a short dramedy about an elderly bride-to-be, Lupita. She is finally living her truth and is on the verge of marrying her love, Ramona. But on their special day, an uninvited guest, rudely disrupts the ceremony. It takes moral courage and a far-fetched plan for the couple to find a way back to their freedom to be happy.’
It’s a smart and charming film, that has some important and well thought out points to make about aging, homophobia and the fact that love can arrive at any stage of life.
The short was released online as part of PBS’ Online Film Festivals, and is currently open for votes, alongside the other contenders, on the PBS website. Take a look at Amigas With Benefits below.