What state is Middlesex in from Donnie Darko?

It's Middlesex, VA. The state is mentioned in the Donnie Darko sequel s. Darko (which is by the way more than just awful!). The author and director of Donnie Darko Richard Kelly is also grew up at Newport News, VA, and his most recent movie The Box plays in Richmond, VA.

Seems like he has a thing for Virginia.