Grid Girls

Grid Girls is a high-octane meditation on the young ladies of the car scene. Set between North Carolina and the Bronx, this short film by Georgia Krause explores the intersecting worlds of Alexus Motes and Mely B. Alexus is a fledgling driver who draws her strength from faith and her family’s racing legacy. Mely B is a car model with a passion for the unique energy of the racing life, for the burnt rubber smells and wild machinery on the track. It goes without saying that the race car scene is a historically male-dominated world and that just by chasing their passions, these two ladies are pioneering new ground and carving out new spaces in the sport. Even though they have to juggle everything from homework to double standards, Alexus and Mely have their pedals to the floor and eyes on the future.