THE ANGRY BLACK GIRL AND HER MONSTER
Director: Bomani J. Story
Screenwriter: Bomani J. Story
Logline: Vicaria is a brilliant teenager who believes death is a disease that can be cured. After the brutal and sudden murder of her brother, she embarks on a dangerous journey to bring him back to life. Inspired by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster thematically challenges our ideas of life and death. Bomani J. Story, the film’s writer and director, crafts a thrilling tale about a family that, despite the terrors of systemic pressure, will survive and be reborn again.
Sales Agent: CAA
Panelists: Bomani J. Story, Laya DeLeon Hayes, Chad L. Coleman, Denzel Whitaker
Premiered: March 11, 2023
Key Quote: Hayes: “To be a 17-year-old Black actress, at the time I was 17, you don’t get many characters that are as layered as [Vicaria] is. I mean, we don’t even see Frankenstein from the eyes and perspective of a young Black girl. The first time I read the breakdown for the character, I was already excited.”
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