Straighten Up and Fly Right
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Straighten Up and Fly Right

88 mins | United States | 2022

Director: Kristen Abate,Steven Tanenbaum
Producer: Kristen Abate,Lindsey Cordero,Armando Croda,Steven Tanenbaum
Screenwriter: Kristen Abate & Steven Tanenbaum
Editor: Armando Croda
Cinematographer: Armando Croda
Cast: Kristen Abate, Steven Tanenbaum, AJ Cedeño, Marianna McClellan, Kerryn Feehan, Lawrence Jansen, Mehret Marsh, Modesto “Flako”Jimenez, Ai Kiyono, Sasha Boiyken
Genre Tags: Drama
Release Year: 2022
Language: English (United States)
Subtitle: English (United States)
Country: United States
Genre: Disability,Female Director,Feature Film

All alone during a brutal winter, Kristen flounders to find the warmth of connection. She does not look like a typical twenty-something New York woman. Instead, Kristen battles with a severe form of arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, and is permanently bent over. To deal with her pain, she takes tons of Advil, smokes weed, and pays to have sex with her drug dealer. Things go sideways when Kristen is evicted from her apartment and her boss sends her to walk a new client's dog. There she meets Steven, an older man who is also bent over. Confronted with a mirror image of her disability Kristen is horrified but Steven sees an opportunity. Together they set out on a journey that will change them forever.