Fluffy Homegirls

Alex is forced to face her body issues in front of her “model type” girlfriends on a vacay to New York City. A serendipitous encounter helps her find inspiration and acceptance to enjoy and love the body she is in.

  • Elvia Susana Rubalcava
    Stranger in the Mirror, Manitas'
  • Elvia Susana Rubalcava
  • Elvia Susana Rubalcava
    Stranger in the Mirror, La Wija, Manitas', Juan Sin Miedo
  • Tara Sanchez
    Key Cast
  • Shanelle Darlene
    Key Cast
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    14 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    8,292 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Women of Color Filmmakers Film Festival

    United States
    September 16, 2023
    Virtual Event
Director Biography - Elvia Susana Rubalcava

Elvia Susana Rubalcava is new to filmmaking and has already made a mark for herself. In the three short years she has jumped in producing, writing, and directing a new short film a year winning awards along the way. Including her first film Manitas’ (2021).

Rubalcava is currently working on pre-development on her web series Letters to my Dead Lovers, and is in post-production for her new short film Apa’s Girl. As well as supporting storytellers through her newly formed production company Poco a Poco.

For more visit elviasusana.com and follow her at @chicanachingona and @poco_a_poco_prod on Instagram.

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Director Statement

Fluffy Homegirls is based on semi-true surreal events from my personal experience at Bratenders in NYC. From it, a short story was written in 2005, which developed into a staged play in 2018 that traveled to Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, and New Orleans. Now a new short film in 2023. Through the years the storyline and characters have evolved into a deeper tale of sisterhood, self-love and acceptance.