Pride Week!: Audio Review of Award-Winning ‘Gun Hill Road’

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CHICAGO – Jon Lennon Espino of HollywoodChicago.com audio film review on the PRIDE film “Gun Hill Road” (2011), currently on TUBI for free, about the culture of Latino machismo when confronted with a transgender son. Happy Pride Week!

HollywoodChicago.com Oscarman rating: 4.5/5.0
Rating: 4.5/5.0

The film centers around a Bronx borough family in New York City, whose patriarch (Esai Morales) has come home after a three year prison sentence. This is a family in flux, trying to reconcile who they are with who they want to be. For example, son Danny (Harmony Santana) is in transition to his true female self, and is forced to start this transition with back alley hormone shots and attempts at homemade plastic surgery. When Danny’s ex-con father finds out his son is leading a queer lifestyle, he tries anything … including forcing Danny to be with a prostitute … all in a failed attempt to prove their “manhood.”

“Gun Hill Road” is currently streaming on the TUBI app and website. Featuring Esai Morales, Harmony Santana, Judy Reyes, Robin de Jesus and Robert Salzman. Written and directed by Rashaad Ernesto Green. Rated “R”

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Gun Hill Road
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