I’m a Virgo (2023) – Season 1

Austin Estrada

Review By

Boots Riley

Created by

Comedy, Fantasy, and Sci-Fi

June 23, 2023


Released (Prime Video)


Cootie (Jharrel Jerome), a 13-foot-tall Black man recently turned 19 and escapes his parents’ heavily sheltered house to experience the beauty and contradictions of the real world.

Noted  Characters and Cast

Cootie (Jharrel Jerome), Martisse (Mike Epps), LaFrancine (Carmen Ejogo), Felix (Bret Gray), Jones (Kara Young), Flora (Olivia Washington) & Herp (Walton Goggins)

Notable Highlight(s)

Jharrel Jerome makes Cootie’s lust for life contagious and conveys the isolation of his size and Blackness in a fantastical metaphor that brings empathy and epiphanies.

Review Topics

– Practical Effects Create a Distinct Visual Presence – A Superhero Satire Set in Oakland  – "I'm a Virgo" Will Create Personal and Thoughtful Analyses From Each Viewer

Who Is this For?

Fans of Boots Riley’s first film, “Sorry to Bother You,” and those who enjoy surrealism and absurd humor and want an entertaining yet thoughtful analysis of American culture.