A young Black teen engages in life and death in the trailer for the film The Angry Black Girl and her Monster.
Written and directed by Bomani J. Story, the film stars Laya DeLeon Hayes, Denzel Whitaker, Chad L. Coleman, Reilly Brook Stith and Keith Holliday. The film focuses on a teenage girl who, after experiencing tragic loss, tries to bridge the gap between life and death. According to the synopsis:
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.
While we’ve seen Frankenstein adapted over and over, as well as having seen other projects inspired by the story over the years, The Angry Black Girl and her Monster brings a fresh and timely perspective to a story about the nature of life.
The Angry Black Girl and her Monster will simultaneously play in theaters and be available on demand and digitally June 9.