Zaynab is a thirty-something Muslim lawyer living in Chicago with her recently widowed mother, Parveen. She’s also a lesbian, and has started training in the art of Lucha libre, or Mexican wrestling – both things she would rather her mother didn’t know about. While Parveen tries finding her only daughter a suitable husband, Zaynab begins a new romance with Alma, a vivacious outgoing Mexican-American whose own mother is a retired “Luchadora”. But how will Zaynab juggle career, culture, family and romance?
Signature Move Actress, Fawzia Mirza, was in attendance at the Iris Prize Festival 2017 and won Best Actress for her performance as Zaynab.