East Side Story



East Side Story is about Diego – a closeted young Latino who helps his grand-mother run the family restaurant while carrying on a clandestine relationship with equally-closeted Pablo.Diego has long felt trapped by the conservative culture of East LA and plans to move away and open an upscale restaurant, hopefully with his lover. But Pablo views their situation very differently – a point driven home when he begins dating Diego’s spirited Aunt Bianca. At the same time, white gay men like Jonathan and Wesley are moving in, gentrifying the neighbourhood, and turning a few heads. The attraction between Wesley and Diego is immediate and electric, forcing both men to re-examine the state of their relationships. A light-hearted “coming out” story that avoids all the tired clichés, East Side Story examines bias of all kinds, and features stirring performances by incredibly attractive actors. It appeals to the romantic impulses in all of us: gay, straight and somewhere in between.