By Hook or By Crook | 2002
A buddy film that chronicles three weeks in the life of a handsome, gender-bending, small-town butch with a nagging messiah-complex. Emotionally defeated since the death of her father, Shy heads to the big city--San Fransisco's Mission District--to sink herself into a supposed life of crime. She is quickly distracted by Valentine, a deliriously expressive, wise-acre adoptee, who's embarked on a misguided search for her birthmother. The two freaky grifters join forces and learn the true meaning of poise under pressure.