Me quedo contigo [I Stay With You] (2014)

Me quedo contigo
Director: Artemio Narro
Writer: Artemio Narro
Cast: Anajosé Aldrete Echevarria, Beatriz Arjona, Ximena Gonzalez-Rubio, Flor Eduarda Gurrola, Iván Arana, Diego Luna
Part of: /slash Filmfestival
Seen on: 20.9.2015
[Reviews by cornholio and Maynard.]

Natalia (Beatriz Arjona) comes from Spain to Mexico because her boyfriend Esteban (Diego Luna) lives there. But Esteband got held up by work, so Natalia spends a weekend with the girls – Ana (Anajosé Aldrete Echevarria), Valeria (Ximena Gonzalez-Rubio) and Sofia (Flor Eduarda Gurrola). Natalia doesn’t immediately connect with them and vice versa but after they start partying, they warm to each other. Spurred on by the others, Natalia starts flirting with a cowboy (Iván Arana). But their evening takes an unexpected turn when the women decide to kidnap and torture the cowboy.

Me quedo contigo was not only yet another rape-y /slash film, it also took what could have been an inversion of the “guys abuse women” setting and somehow made it even more misogynistic.

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