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This is a character guide for Prime Video’s “I’m a Virgo,” with character descriptions, quotes, names of actors, and more.

Please Note: This content contains pertinent spoilers, descriptions are updated as new information is presented, images are changed as better ones are captured, and this is not an exhaustive list of every cast member, guest star, or recurring role. 

Cootie  (Jharell Jerome)

im a virgoCootie is a 13-foot-tall Black man who has lived a sheltered life with his aunt and uncle, away from other young people and their lifestyles. Because of Cootie’s height, he’s kept hidden in his small neighborhood in Oakland and only gets to experience the world through television. But once he learns that his uncle has lied to him, Cootie starts seeking adventure outside his family’s house and meets friends who support him, a young woman he falls for, but also corporations and law enforcement ready to exploit and demonize him.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1, Episode “You a Big Mothafucka” 
  • The Actor Is Also Known For: Korey Wise in “When They See Us” and Teen Kevin in “Moonlight”
  • “Friends can help you feel inside yourself and the rest of the world at the same time.” 

Martisse (Mike Epps) and Lafrancine (Carmen Ejogo)

virgo 2As Cootie’s primary caretakers, Uncle Martisse and Aunt Lafrancine do all possible to take care of Cootie – a child they consider their own and have been raising since birth. The two loving but overprotective parents want to ensure that Cootie understands the dangers of his height, but they also want to prepare him to lead a revolution against capitalism someday. 

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1, Episode “You a Big Mothafucka” 
  • Mike Epps Is Also Known For: Day-Day Jones in “Next Friday”, Carmen Ejogo Is Also Known For: President Seraphina Picquery in “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” 

Felix (Brett Gray)

virgo 3Felix is the first friend to spot Cootie disguised as a bush. He loves his car and burgers and often supports Cootie by giving him relationship advice at his workplace. Felix may initially seem happy-go-lucky, but an event halfway through the season sends him into emotional distress. 

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1, Episode “You a Big Mothafucka” 
  • The Actor Is Also Known For: Jamal Turner in “On My Block” 
  • Quote: “Raaaiiiiiiiderrrrrrs!” 

Jones (Kara Young)

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Jones is an activist, community organizer, and another friend of Cootie. When Jones isn’t spending time fighting people’s evictions in Oakland, she’s trying to help Cootie navigate his first relationship. Jones also carries a special power to transport people’s minds to another place. 

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1, Episode “You a Big Mothafucka” 
  • The Actor Is Also Known For: Letitia in the broadway production “Clyde’s” 

Scat (Allius Barnes) 

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Scat is another new friend of Cootie’s; he loves riding his bike and watching the morbid cartoon “Parking Tickets.” Scat is also often carefree, but his life takes a turn when he learns about the flaws in the US healthcare system. 

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1, Episode “You a Big Mothafucka” 
  • The Actor Is Also Known For: Vince Fuller in “Cruel Summer” 

Flora (Olivia Washington)

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Flora works at the local fast food joint, Big Bang Burger, and immediately has a romantic attraction to Cootie when he walks into the restaurant. Flora enjoys anything weird and provides zest in life. She also has a special power to move and think at an incredibly fast pace that leaves her as a rainbow blur to others. 

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1, Episode “You a Big Mothafucka” 
  • The Actor Is Also Known For: Cassandra Brown-Easley in “Breaking”

Jay Whittle/The Hero (Walton Goggins)

virgo 6Jay Whittle is a comic book creator who embodies his own superhero character, The Hero. While his comics are loved by many, Whittle also is a strict enforcer of the law and monitors the Oakland streets, ready to fight criminals or take down anyone he perceives to be a criminal – like Cootie.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1, Episode “You a Big Mothafucka” 
  • The Actor Is Also Known For: Boyd Crowder in “Justified” 

General Information

Network(s) Prime Video
Genre(s) ComedyFantasySci-Fi
Created By Boots Riley
Based On N/A
First Aired June 23, 2023
Executive Produced By Tze Chun,   Michael Ellenberg,  Jharrel Jerome, Adam Merims, Boots Riley, Lindsey Springer
Showrunner(s) Boots Riley

Synopsis

Cootie, a 13-foot-tall man, recently turned 19 and escapes to experience the beauty and contradictions of the real world after being sheltered by his parents his entire life. He forms friendships, finds love, navigates awkward and painful situations, and encounters his idol, The Hero.

While Cootie’s parents warn him of the dangers outside their house, Cootie must experience these hardships and joys firsthand. He learns about the oppressive structures within his society and feels the need to change things for himself and others along the way.

Notable Locations & Items

  • Cootie’s Shack (1.1): Since Cootie is 13 feet tall, he has a special house built for him where everything is larger.

Terminology

  • Twamp Monster (1.1): Cootie is referred to as the Twamp Monster. Twamp is slang for a bag of weed. 

Episode Listing

Notable Episodes

  • Episode 1: “You a Big Mothafucka”- We meet Cootie and all the main characters within the first episode.
  • Episode 3: “Paco Rabanne”- Cootie goes on a date, and Scat has his own adventure.
  • Episode 7: “A Metaphor for What” Cootie confronts The Hero.

Season 1 

Episode Number and Title
Episode 1: “You a Big Mothafucka” Episode 2: “The Universe and My Spirit” Episode 3: “Paco Rabanne”
Episode 4: “Balance Beam” Episode 5: “Brillo, If Possible” Episode 6: “It Requires Trust on My Part”
Episode 7: “A Metaphor for What” 


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