|Directed by||Peter Anthony, Sharon Barnes, & others|
Literary lezzies, rejoice! Michelle Tea's semi-autobiographical novel Valencia, a vivid portrait of San Francisco's queer women's post-punk subculture of the '90s, is now inventively reinterpreted for the big screen. Valencia: The Movie/s features the work of 21 filmmakers, each claiming their own chapters of Tea's account of latex sex, drugs, poetry and heartbreak in the Mission. Filmmaker Hilary Goldberg and illustrator Amanda Verwey tie together the 21 "Michelles" who portray Tea's life in sex work, as lover of an evasive boy-dyke -- and as a pioneer who escapes the beaten paths of her childhood home of Chelsea, Massachusetts, to creator of an unconventional and exceptional life centred around Valencia Street.