Frankie (American Idol’s Diana DeGarmo) is as headstrong about her rock band, The Altos, as she is about her Italian-American heritage. Engaged to a good Italian man, everything in her life is in order until she discovers a corpse in the trunk of her rental car, possibly due to a mob hit. Heather (Melanie Minichino), her sister, convinces Frankie to attend the funeral where they meet Nicolette (Natalie Knepp), the daughter of the new Brooklyn mafia don. When Nicolette shows up at her band’s gig, it triggers a cascade of events that take Frankie toward an unexpected romance. Alto also stars Annabella Sciorra and is written/directed by Mikki Del Monico, who transitioned from female to male while making the film. For Del Monico, this playful mob caper turns the genre on its ear by introducing a lesbian love story that seeks to bridge differences and unite families. Cinema Libre Studio (cinemalibrestudio.com). —Suzie Lynde
Suzie Lynde is a regular contributor to OutSmart Magazine.
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