"The Love Hex or Nicest Flings in Mexico" to be published as Book in the Fall 2020
The Comedy "The Love Hex or Nicest Flings in Mexico" by Mike Meier won Gold at the Summer 2020 Depth of Field International Film Festival (DOFIFF), as well as other accolades.
By: Mike Meier, Writer
Mike Meier explains where the idea for the story came from: "In this case, it goes back to the early 1990s when I was a student. I once listened to a program on National Public Radio (NPR) where a young lady discussed some of her Social Studies research for her Ph.D. thesis. She mentioned that in the earlier part of the century, American women traveled to the Mexico hot springs for health treatments. Sometimes illicit relationships with young Mexican gigolos ensued. I was immediately intrigued."
In brief, the storyline is: In Long Island, 1929, Rose Hayes lives unhappily married to a cheating older man, Spencer, who works as a lawyer. Rose suffers from arthritis and is advised by her doctor to travel to Tehuacán, a city in Mexico known for its miraculous hot springs. After convincing Spencer of the trip's benefits, she invites her best friend, Alice, whose husband passed away and is struggling to recover from her grief. The women arrive, and immediately meet Miguel and Ramiro. Miguel takes it upon himself to show the ladies the beauty of Tehuacán, and street artist and gigolo Ramiro joins in, since he's used to starting affairs with American tourists. Miguel falls in love with Rose, and a spell performed by a curandera (the town's witch) causes Ramiro to fall for Alice. The two couples' love needs to overcome the challenges that come with dating in the roaring 20s, when a controlling husband and a pinch of magic is involved.
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Mike Meier, author of The Love Hex