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BODEGA: House of Yes Queer Black Short Film Premiere

June 4, 7 pm11:30 pm.

When two girls meet at a deli, the line blurs between innocent attraction and unsettling obsession.

The film – BODEGA – follows the story of a young queer, Black woman struck by love at first sight. Writer and director (and Amazing Race season 34 contestant) Sharik Atkinson’s (she/they) goal is to bring more queer stories that aren’t centered around the trauma of “coming out” to the screen. 

Celebrate and view the premiere of BODEGA on Tuesday, June 4 at House of Yes at 7 pm EST, followed by a Q&A with the cast and crew moderated by Nova of culture collective Womxn in Windows. An after party will be held at The Bush at 9 pm EST

Bodega delves into the captivating tale of a young queer woman ensnared by the magnetic pull of love at first sight. Within this riveting queer psychodrama, the delicate tendrils of a budding romance slowly morph into the shadows of obsession. What begins as a promising meet-cute metamorphoses into a narrative reminiscent of the chilling Netflix show “You.” The audience is left to ponder the depths our protagonist will plunge to in the pursuit of her heart’s desire. Will she navigate the delicate balance between passion and peril, or succumb to the darker allure of obsession?

Though BODEGA is Sharik Atkinson’s directorial debut, she is no stranger to the film industry. She has contributed to major productions, including NBCU’s ‘Genie,’ ‘Law & Order SVU,’ and Netflix’s ‘Manifest’; as well as produced commercials for renowned brands like Footlocker, Apple, and Google. Sharik currently serves as the Social Media Director at a prominent production & development company. She was a contestant on season 34 of the Amazing Race alongside her father, Linton. 


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