The Minx is a 2007 movie written and directed by Chicago-based independent filmmaker Michael Glover Smith. It is not to be confused with the 1969 film by the same title. The Minx was written in collaboration with Vincent Francone and shot on location in Chicago and Hong Kong in late 2005 and early 2006. It was picked up for distribution by Echelon Entertainment of Glendale, California and was released on DVD in the United States on May 15, 2007. The film's world premiere, held at Schuba's Tavern in Chicago, was a "Recommended" screening by Cine-File, Chicago's guide to independent and alternative cinema.
The Minx is by turns an action/thriller and a comedy. The film's plot details the adventures of Linnea Chiang, a mild-mannered tobacconist by day and a masked master thief by night; like some modern day Robin Hood, the black vinyl-clad "Minx" robs large corporations and gives the money away to homeless people on the streets of Chicago. Over the course of the film's plot turns, Linnea develops relationships with two very different men: Joseph Van Zwick, the ruthless CEO of the corrupt "World Energy" company, and Edgar Alvarez, an idealistic young reporter for "The Windy City