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Watch This Adorable Sapphic Meet-Cute From Netflix's New Film Mars One

Watch This Adorable Sapphic Meet-Cute From Netflix's New Film Mars One

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"Eunice, falls in love with a free-spirited young woman and ponders whether it’s time to leave home."

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Black queer love is at the forefront of one of Netflix's newest premiere films, Mars One.

The official description reads, "The Martins family are optimistic dreamers, quietly leading their lives in the margins of a major Brazilian city following the disappointing inauguration of a far-right extremist president. A lower-middle-class Black family, they feel the strain of their new reality as the political dust settles. Tércia, the mother, reinterprets her world after an unexpected encounter leaves her wondering if she’s cursed. Her husband, Wellington, puts all of his hopes into the soccer career of their son, Deivinho, who reluctantly follows his father’s ambitions despite secretly aspiring to study astrophysics and colonize Mars. Meanwhile, their older daughter, Eunice, falls in love with a free-spirited young woman and ponders whether it’s time to leave home."

Eunice is played by Camilla Damião and this marks her first leading role in a film. It was acquired by ARRAY, prolific filmmaker Ava DuVernay's production company, and premiered January 5th on Netflix. ARRAY shared an exclusive clip from the film with PRIDE showing Eunice's romantic meet-cute with another woman at a club.

The film became Brazil's selection for Best International Feature at the Oscars and, according to the press release, "has been critically celebrated for its positive portrayal of a Black lesbian romance." It debuted at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, won the Grand Jury Prize for Outstanding International Narrative Feature at Outfest Los Angeles and the Jury Award for Best Feature Narrative at Black Star Film Festival, and was an official selection at New York’s LGBTQ+ Film Festival, NewFest.

"I believe this contrast enunciated that this is a film about possibilities," said writer and director Gabriel Martins said in a statement. "What can a Black family in the Brazil of today be?"

Mars One is available to stream on Netflix now. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below:

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Taylor Henderson

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one! 

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one!