VALLEY GIRL captured and immortalized the '80s obssession with suburban LA mall-slang, and its legacy remains so potent that, 20 years later, artist Michelle O'Marah and her friends decided to revisit it with their own lo-budget remake, originally mounted as a gallery installation that toured from the SF Museum of Modern Art to White Columns in New York.
But this is no pretentious hipster shredding of a beloved 80s classic -- its effectiveness lies in its poignancy and blatant love of the original. Every detail is lovingly (re)created, from the costumes to the soundtrack! See a nightclub made out of painted construction paper! See the most sketchy use of a green screen ever!
See Peter Case of the Plimsouls played by a woman in a beret! Totally awesome! Like, for sure!