The Two Gay Geeks 🏳️🌈 have a chat with Astrid Ovalles about how she became a filmmaker and her new project, Road of Bygones which is set for release on Amazon on March 15th. We also chat with her about her art and living in New York City. Have a listen and we hope you enjoy this as much as we did.
The Venezuelan-born talent is challenging the status quo for not just women but lesbians and Latinas. Having broken many stereotypes, Astrid Ovalles certainly epitomizes the definition of “doing it on your own terms” and succeeding at it.
As the driving force behind Recluse Films, her own independent film company, Ovalles’ mind, heart, and artistic direction is only focused on one goal: to create and share evocative, entertaining, and compelling human stories that benefit minorities by bringing them to the forefront of her work.
And she’s already successfully planting the seeds to do just that with Road of Bygones.
The New Yorker splits her time between film and painting. She continues to collaborate with filmmakers in front of the camera as an actor and behind it as a writer, director, editor, and colorist.
Beyond shaking things up in her industry, Ovalles is changing the game too – challenging the status quo for not just women but lesbians and Latinas. Having broken many stereotypes, Astrid Ovalles certainly epitomizes the definition of “doing it on your own terms” and succeeding at it.
Bringing a unique passion to her craft and desire to make her mark, Astrid Ovalles is a talented actress, writer, and filmmaker to keep an eye on.
About Road of Bygones
Road of Bygones tells the story of three women who embark on a road trip to retrieve the ashes of a figure from the past. Hoping to find closure at their destination, the women are confronted with a series of self-destructive, sometimes hilarious, events that threaten to destroy all harmony between them.
A journey of laughter and melancholy in the slice-of-life of wonderfully flawed characters.
The beautiful film also gives insight on a taboo topic that’s typically exaggerated and portrayed with ignorance. In fact, Ovalles masterfully goes where no other filmmakers have gone before effectively breaking the stigma associated with and normalizing BDSM and kink relationships. Above it all, Road of Bygones is a beautiful story about humanity that leaves audiences thinking about the film long after they’ve viewed it.
In our second segment, we chat about our upcoming trip to New York City. We also highlight recent articles posted to the tggeeks.com in the past week. As always we have our birthdays and we have the ever-popular feedback segment.
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