Valentine’s Day isn’t only for straight people, as all the hetero holiday films would have you believe. It’s a day of celebrating with your loved one, no matter how they identify or who they fall in love with. And it’s a day to remember that love is one of the strongest bonds ever shared between two people. That’s what Hillary Esquina wants you to remember when you watch the new LGBTQ+ Valentine’s Day short My Love.
Esquina is best known for her work on Passage, a sci-fi drama series about a queer mom who is a badass paranormal agent. And she’s taken her love for LGBTQ+ stories to another level with the creation of My Love. The short film takes you on a Valentine’s Day journey in the 1960’s, where Kay and Rose recall when they first met and fell in love.
My Love stars Mandahla Rose, best known for Crazy Bitches, Passage, BIFL, and Venice the Series. It also stars Sarah Durham, best known for Le Diner, Marry Christmas, and Dirty Talk. And My Love was directed by Christie Conochalla and Jessica Harcourt. Conochalla is known for her work on Marry Christmas, August in the City, and Once Upon a Zipper. Harcourt is known for her work on Last Life and Forever Not Maybe.
My Love is available to watch on LesFlicks and Reel Women’s Network. Lesflicks is a video on demand (VOD) service dedicated to showing 100% short and feature films with lesbians or bisexual storylines. Subscriptions help filmmakers create more queer content. And Reel Women’s Network is an online streaming platform that showcases films, shows, web series, and more that are created by women or women-identified creators.
My Love is available to stream now.