East Side Story

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East Side Story

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East Side Story

Release Date: January 01, 2006

Year    :   2006
Slogan    :   «Love thy neighbor... just don't get caught!»
Genres    :   Drama, Comedy, Romance
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Director    :   Carlos Portugal
Producers    :   Carlos Portugal, Charo Toledo, Alexander Coss, Mary Feuer, David Melito, Richard Perez-Feria, David Quantic, Steven Ritchie, Blanca Valdez, Blanca Valdez
Writers    :   Carlos Portugal, Charo Toledo
RunTime    :   88 mins.

Diego is a gay but closeted Hispanic chef living in East Los Angeles who works in the restaurant operated by his grandmother. Frustrated by the secretive lifestyle he shares with his similarly closeted lover, Pablo, Diego finds himself attracted to Wesley, one of the openly gay Caucasian men he feels are gentrifying his neighborhood. Their relationship pushes Diego to consider the possibility of a life he had never imagined.

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