In ‘Women Is Losers’, director Lissette Feliciano turns a ‘60s-set coming-of-age story about a young migrant woman’s teen pregnancy into an unexpected narration of feminist history. Actress Lorenza Izzo’s vibrant protagonist leads with an infectious energy that remains consistent from the very first scene. Together, the filmmaker and performer create an unmissable series of revelations told from a courageous female perspective.
Some films delve deeply into the familiar female experience reminding us just how much we need the female gaze. Women Is Losers with its Janis Joplin song-inspired title is one of those films. Lissette Feliciano’s ambitious debut feature sets the tone right from its delightful, abrupt opening. Read more..