Video Review: Gera MX & Christian Nodal “Botella Tras Botella”

In black-and-white, Gera MX smiles as he hangs on the sidewalk with his friend. A friend pours some liquor down his throat in the studio. Liquor sloshes in a glass sitting on a table. Gera MX plays ping-pong with a second friend. A flame burns the edges of a photograph. Water drips from the tip of the bottle onto the floor.

Gera MX, Christian Nodal and their friends dance in the studio. A rose burns. Two cigarettes sit in the ashtray. While MX plays ping-pong, three squares of their friends laughing hover around the corners. The flame tears the photograph into two pieces and it turns into ashes. Gera MX, Nodal and their friends give the peace sign.

Rating: 1.5/5

Gera MX groans and throws up his hands as he plays ping-pong. He comments he used to be so good at it. His friend tells him he can come over his house and they’ll play. MX says he might. He hasn’t felt much like going out lately. Christian Nodal says it’s going to take time. However, he has to know his friends are there for him.

MX passes out on the couch, a pile of bottles surrounding him. Nodal unlocks the door and touches his forehead. He finds a blanket in the linen closet and puts it over him. As he picks up the bottles, he glances over his friend. MX was hurting. But he didn’t want to show it too much. He was trying to pass it off as a bad couple of days. He was glad they were able to at least get him out of the house.

MX yawns and wakes up to see Nodal washing the dishes. MX says he doesn’t have to do it. Nodal says some of the dishes have food stuck on them. MX shrugs and says he was getting to them. Nodal says he might stay over tonight, if it’s okay. MX nods and says he may not be the best company. Nodal tells him it’s okay. He has some work to catch up on.

Director: N/A Year: 2021

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Pam Avoledo spends her time binge-watching classic teen dramas and stands firm in her pro-Leyton stance. She also received her journalism degree in 2006 from Oakland University. Her work has been published in the White Wall Review, Sledgehammer Lit , Greatest City Collective & 45 Magazine and forthcoming in Daily Drunk Mag\'s Kristofia anthology.