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This is the general screening for Women Is Losers. To attend the one-night-only Closing Night special event on Thursday, May 27, visit the film page here.

Set in a hyper-stylized bubblegum pop version of 1960’s America, Women Is Losers opens with a bang as it tells the politically charged, feminist story of a Latinx single mother negotiating the intersection of mysogyny, racism, and classism as she struggles to make a life for her and her child.


Two teenage Latinx girls are excitedly navigating the world of dating and sexuality, when the unthinkable happens: they both get pregnant. After a traumatic experience attempting to get an abortion prior to Roe vs. Wade, the lead character, Celina Guerrera (played by Lorenza Izzo) carries her baby to term and is forced to drop out of high school and work. With an unsupportive father and an absent partner, Celina must find a way for her and her son to live in a world that makes it very difficult for women, and especially women of color, to seek a career and success independently of a husband. Women Is Losers takes an energizing, elegant look at gendered political issues which are as relevant today as they were in the 1960’s.

—Emily Eddy, Guest Festival Shorts Programmer, MdFF 2021

Content Considerations: Depictions of harassment and abuse, implied sexual situations, implied violence, racist language.

After the screening there will be a live virtual Q&A with Writer/Director Lissette Feliciano moderated by MdFF Artistic Director, Christy LeMaster.


  • Year
  • Runtime
    85 minutes
  • Language
    English, Spanish
  • Country
    United States
  • Note
    In English and Spanish with English subtitles, English closed captions also available
  • Director
    Lissette Feliciano
  • Screenwriter
    Lissette Feliciano
  • Producer
    Andrea Chung, Lissette Feliciano, Luis David Ortiz
  • Executive Producer
    Lorenza Izzo, Cecilia Ramos, Brooks Robertson, Ghalib Datta, Ted Chung
  • Co-Producer
    Lee Loechler, James Yi
  • Cast
    Lorenza Izzo, Bryan Craig, Chrissie Fit, Simu Liu
  • Cinematographer
    Farhad Ahmed Dehlvi
  • Editor
    John-Michael Powell
  • Production Design
    Susan Alegria
  • Sound Design
    Aaron Bartsch
  • Music
    Frederik Wiedmann