Ovarian Psycos

Documentary | Johana Sokolowski & Kate Trumbull – LaValle | USA | 2016 | 72 min | SEN

A new generation of women of color in East Los Angeles are redefining the concept of identity and establishing a community through a raucous, irreverently named bicycle crew: The Ovarian Psycos Cycle Brigade. Women and especially those of color are still not on equal terms. By using their bicycles and riding through the city at night, they want to confront themselves and others with the violence that happened to them or other women. Through the personal stories of the crew’s rabble-rousing founder,
Xela de la X, activist, poet M.C., and single mother, street artist and original Ovarian Psyco, Andi Xoch, and a bright-eyed young woman from the neighborhood, Evelyn (Eve), the film traces how the “Ovas” emerged from the diverse, youthful, Latino, working class, immigrant neighborhoods of Boyle Heights
and East Los Angeles.