Stream It Now: ‘Mosquita y Mari’ Will Make You Re-Live All Your Gay Teen Feelings

Hi, how are you, what are your plans for today? I just wanted to let you know my plans for the day include watching Mosquita y Mari, so maybe yours should, too. If you are busy, that’s okay, the news here is that Mosquita y Mari is now available for you and everyone you know to watch on Wolfe On Demand, which means you can watch it anytime now. I’m going to most definitely watch it tonight after work because I feel like it’s about time. I mean, if Riese tells you it plays out her favorite kind of storyline and then Ali gives it a glowing review about the undeniable universality of it all, you have to check it out if only to add your two cents to the conversation.

Stills for Feature Film And Then Came Lola, Day One

The coming of age story written and directed by Aurora Guerrero premiered in 2012 to solid reviews and has stayed in the back of my mind while it tours indie and LGBT film festivals. When Gabby said Mosquita y Mari is the kind of film that “find[s] the bits that makes us who we are and blast[s] them onto a screen,” I believed her. I’ve only watched the trailer and that alone gave me those same excited anxious butterflies I remember so clearly from high school.

If you watch it, let me know. I can tell I’ll be on the internet ready to type something extra about feelings.

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Araguaney R. Da Silva

Araguaney R. Da Silva is a Venezuelan writer, interpreter, translator and facilitator living with their small dog and about fifty-seven houseplants in Portland, OR.

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  1. I watched this film the other week, and loved it. I just wished there had been more of it, I was so not ready for the story to end when the film did. Would definitely highly recommend it. Both the main actors was brilliant in it, so honest and convincing, and the filming was beautiful too.

  2. Thank you for posting this! I have been wanting to watch this for some time now. My girlfriend and I have been on a lesbian movie marathon just for the fun of it and I am happy to be watching this one tonight.

    I saw Lost & Delirious and Aimee & Jaguar for the first time….where have I been? For some reason, I stopped seeking out films when I saw the same story-line everywhere. I have been pleasantly surprised.

    • And.. I just found your “Top Ten” lists and read Riese’s comment about Lost & Delirious. At the end of the movie I was left with a strange feeling and couldn’t articulate to my girlfriend why I didn’t like it. That’s exactly it! I maybe should have posted this on the other article.. but..shrug.

  3. We had a screening of this at my school, in which the (marvelous) Aurora Guerrero answered questions and talked about the story behind this piece (it’s somewhat autobiographical,) and now I have the biggest artist crush and also so many feeheelings. This film is gorgeous and slow and warmly complex and you should all watch it right now.

  4. So, so good! So much of this film feels to me like real life—as a queer woman, as someone who works with young people, and, oh yeah, as a human who has feelings. And sometimes crushes. And sometimes dance solos in front of my mirror.

    Trying create a subjectivity for Mari kept my friend and me occupied for days. What’s going on in that pretty, mysterious head? Can we figure out her feelings? Girls are so complicated!

    Like I said, like real life.

  5. I’ve been meaning to watch this for awhile. Super cute, but I’m disappointed that it ended so soon. Definitely left with feelings of uncertainty on whhhhhhat actually happens.

    Absolutely worth the $3.99. The soundtrack was great too- looks like it’s already on iTunes.

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