Argentina: Argentinean Queer Film Explores the High Cost of Denying Our Sexual Awakening

What happens when you never act on a childhood crush? 

Esteros follows two childhood friends, Matías (Ignacio Rogers) and Jerónimo (Esteban Masturini) who experience a sexual awakening together in rural Argentina. But when the boys suddenly move apart, they don't reunite until a decade later. Now Matías finds himself in a committed relationship with a woman, while his feelings for Jerónimo remain uneasily suppressed. 

"The story of Esteros is very personal to me, not only because it’s my first film, but because it recreates moments that I experienced as a child," says director Papu Curotto, who transformed his short film Matías y Jerónimo—about two young boys who witness a hate crime—into the feature-length Esteros. 

"We have all been secretly in love with a friend when we were kids, but it was something we could not say because we knew it was forbidden," Curotto continues. "I wanted to tell a story about love and because it’s the story of a first love, it’s left etched in your memory forever." Read more via OUT

Esteros is now available on Video on Demand