Esteros (2016)

Being dampened is like a TV in a hotel room that you can only turn the volume up so far.

Synopsis from Netflix: “A decade after being separated, childhood friends Matías and Jerónimo reconnect as adults and find that their mutual attraction hasn’t faded.”

There are a few themes that we see in Esteros.  One is about living one’s life openly, unafraid – undampened.  In this instance, Jero has become the role model in that he is openly gay and accepted who he is.  We also consider how internalized homophobia can make people afraid to be themselves, and prevent them from being truly happy. Continue reading “Esteros”