Women & Hollywood: What drew you to this story?
Shonali Bose: I grew up with a relative, only one year younger than me, who has cerebral palsy. I asked her what she wanted for her 40th birthday, and she replied that she just wanted to have sex. That remark stayed with me. I also had an incredibly close relationship with my own mother, who I lost at the age of 21. At that time, I was in a relationship with a woman, but I didn’t have the courage to tell my mother until it was too late. Thus this film is drawn extensively from my personal experiences.
WaH: What was the biggest challenge in making the film?
SB: The biggie was money. It’s very hard to fund a film with women in all the lead roles. And then on top of that, gay and disabled! It was beg, borrow and steal all the way.