Never Met Picasso is a 1996 drama written and directed by Stephen Kijak. This quiet and meditative coming-of-age film follows the life of an ambitious, but personally lost, young painter named Andrew Magnus (Alexis Arquette). When the film opens he is still living with his mother, Genna (Margot Kidder), an avant garde actress who often seems more interested in her own self-discovery than motherhood. Andrew struggles with his future, and applies to numerous to art schools. The constant stream of rejection letters are a blow to his confidence. He is also lonely, tentatively exploring his homosexuality. On a whim he applies to spend six months in Kenya. He spends much of his time with his friend, Lucy (Georgia Ragsdale), a lesbian who is in a constant state of conflict with her lover, Ingrid (Omewenne). It is Lucy who complicates Andrew's complacent life when she brings Jerry (Don McKella) into the picture.