I.M.L.A. ~ A Musical Graphic Novel, 83min., USA, Graphic Novel
Directed by Mae Edwards
A story about Queer Femmes of Color on their Hero’s Journey through Tinsel Town, as told in a musical video-ized graphic novel.
Once known as El Pueblo Sobre el Rio de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles Del Rio de Porciuncula.
Land of Opportunity, Fame and Fortune.
A Mecca for Poets, Mystics, Musicians and Starlets.
IMLA is the hero’s journey of Shylene Steele and is a story about friendship. 4 young LGBTQ women of color making their way to Los Angeles from the Deep South, dreaming of hitting the big time and changing the world. Their adventures in Hollywood have them meeting a mystical mentor, a gender non-conforming ally, and shadowy enemies along the way.
”It’s my love letter to Los Angeles, for better or for worse.