A comedy about birth, love and betrayal, Ginger Ale Afternoon is set in the middle of a rundown Texas trailer park, where we find Jesse (Dana Anderson) and Hank (John M. Jackson) living out their lives and trying to understand why everything has to be so difficult. Nine months pregnant, Jesse is no more prepared to cope with life as a mother than she is about being a wife. She spends her days half-heatedly cleaning the trailer, lazing around outside in a bikini working on her tan, and fighting with Hank.
Life is fairly predictable, though not particularly satisfying until Jesse discovers that Hank is messing around with Bonnie (Yeardley Smith), a plump little teenager given to shorts and halter tops, with a wisdom beyond her years. Words fly, tempers soar, egos bruise and we see deeply into the hearts and minds of three sensitive and generous people.
This intimate, warm, and touching comedy written for the screen by Gina Wendkos from her original stageplay. Ginger Ale Afternoon offers a spectacular wall to wall music score by blues legend Willie Dixon.