Yellow Rose is the story of a Filipina teen who is fighting to pursue her dreams of becoming a country music performer
As an Asian who grew up around the incredible diversity in Stockton, CA then went to a college that was predominantly white and Asian, I am legitimately scared and afraid to live in communities where I am the obvious minority, aka middle states. Among Asians, I literally stand out as it is and have to deal with enough being a non-stereotypical Asian working in a field that regularly replaces people like me with white people because they don’t think Asians acting their stories will sell. So to me, Yellow Rose is almost a horror story.
Yellow Rose is the story of Filipina teen from a small Texas town who is trying to become a country singer. Not only is she in a community that she arguably does not fit into, but she is also attempting to be part of a music culture that is notoriously not as “diversely inclusive” as others. From the trailer, the main character Rose Garcia, played by Grammy®-winner and two-time Tony Award® nominee Eva Noblezadam, goes through the wringer. Her mom is detained by ICE, she has to bounce around homes, and then there’s trying to make it in music. Music is difficult in general but add on that she’s a brown woman trying to make it in country music and you have a thoroughly unique situation.
The film is set to release in theaters on October 9, 2020. Check out the movie poster and read the official synopsis and logline from Sony Pictures below:
“Yellow Rose is the timely story of a Filipina teen from a small Texas town who fights to pursue her dreams as a country music performer while having to decide between staying with her family or leaving the only home she has known.
The film stars Tony Award Nominee Eva Noblezada (Hadestown, Miss Saigon) in her feature film debut, Tony Award Winner Lea Salonga (Once on this Island, Miss Saigon), Princess Punzalan (Mula Sa Puso), Dale Watson (Friday Night Lights), Gustavo Gomez (The Walking Dead), Libby Villari (Boyhood), and Liam Booth (Ghosts Never Sleep).
Directed by Diane Paragas, the film is written by Paragas, Annie Howell and Celena Cipriaso based on a story by Paragas and Andy Bienen. The film is produced by Paragas, Cecilia R. Mejia, Rey Cuerdo and Orian Williams. Executive Producers are Olivia De Jesus and Karen Elizaga” [via Sony Pictures]