THE ANGRY BLACK GIRL AND HER MONSTER
Desensitized to death by gang violence in her neighborhood and her family, Vicaria chooses science as her savior. “If death is a disease. Then there’s a cure.” In this modern take on Frankenstein, writer-director Bomani J Story brings BUFF 2023 audiences a bold reclamation of power.
Laya DeLeon Hayes is magnificent as Vicaria. Love and success are her motivators. She battles microaggression and blatant racism from every direction. Hayes owns every frame.
The practical fx and special effects makeup are as visceral as they should be. Hayes fearlessly handles the material with glee. The writing is unflinching. It’s a gutsy, hell yes script, socially and psychologically, tackling police violence on black bodies, socioeconomic pain, and family. The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster is a brutal but brilliant watch.