Bleak and beautiful, GAS FOOD LODGING is a richly evocative look at lives in waiting.
Nora (Brooke Adams) is a divorced truck stop waitress in Laramie, New Mexico, the kind of place people barely notice unless they need to fill up one way or the other. Her older daughter, the beautiful Trudi (Ione Skye), is bored and rebellious, fast becoming the town tramp; her younger daughter,
Shade (Fairuza Balk), is immersed in the fantasy world of Mexican exploitation movies. During the course of the film, all three women find various degrees of emotional satisfaction, Trudi with the offbeat Dank (Robert Knepper), an English geologist; Shade with a Mexican neighbor, Javie...