Signature Move is a dryly funny look at modern families and the complexities of love in its many forms.
Zaynab is a thirty-something Pakistani lesbian lawyer living in Chicago who begins a new romance with Alma, a confident and vivacious Mexican-American woman. Zaynab’s recently widowed mother has moved in with her and spends her days watching Pakistani TV dramas while searching for a potential husband for her only daughter, who has also secretly taken up lucha-style wrestling. Zaynab tries to keep both her love life and her wrestling a secret from her mother who knows more than she lets on.
With some genuinely laugh-out-loud moments, great Mexican wrestling scenes and wonderful performances all round (especially Fawzia Mirza as the sexy and quirky Zaynab), this is a comedy that celebrates the many faces of modern queer American life at a time when stories of real diversity are needed more than ever.
Screening as part of Outburst Queer Arts Festival. Outburst brings you the very best in new queer cinema - see the full film programme here.
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