Luscious fruit, truckies, and Lucy Lawless feature in this Christine Parker short. Sal (Tania Simon) is gifted the titular peach and meets a saucy tow truck driver (Lawless) en route home to her toddler and domestics with boyfriend Mog (Joel Tobeck). Mog’s truckie mates arrive for beers; but include Lawless, whose presence (and peach-eating advice) stirs up desire: “Watch it rot, or taste it when it’s ripe.” A roster of leading NZ film talent worked with Parker on the film, and Lawless' turn (an early film role) hints at the cross-sexual appeal of Xena.
Watch it rot, or taste it when it’s ripe.– Towie (Lucy Lawless) gives Sal (Tania Simon) fruit consumption advice
Funded by the Short Film Fund of the NZFC