A Puerto Rican saying haunts single women in their 30s: "If such a woman is not married by this time, she must be a slut, a lesbian, or a prude." This is the story of that woman. Gabi Padilla lives a life of pleasure and independence. But after her mother's unexpected death, she is forced to return to her rural hometown—a place where Gabi's sensual flair is not welcome.
Length: 21 minutes
Premiere: North American
Director: Zoé Salicrup Junco
Screenwriter: Zoé Salicrup Junco
Producer: Zoé Salicrup Junco, Jane June
Editor: Frank Dale Arroyo
Associate Producer: Amilcar Cariño Charlemagne
Director of Photography: Adam Newport Berra
Production Designer: Adam Abada, Isabel Gandia
Composer: Agatha Kasprzyk, Orquesta el Macabeo
Production Sound: Benjamin Berger
Sound Design: Anthony Jones
Primary Cast: Dalia Davi, Aris Mejías, Marisé Alvarez, Roy Sanchez-Vahamonde
Zoé Salicrup Junco was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and graduated from NYU film school. She has collaborated in more than 15 short films as a writer, director, and producer, and completed the shorts Forgive & Forget and Pickpockets. GABI is her NYU thesis film at NYU.