The Coup's Boots Riley followed up his great 2018 feature film debut, Sorry to Bother You, with the equally surreal, funny, thought-provoking and wildly creative Amazon Prime Video series I'm a Virgo, which is streaming in full now. For its score he reteamed with Sorry to Bother You collaborator Tune-Yards, who once again adds a lot to Riley's off-kilter vibe. "Just to be around Boots and be part of his creative universe has opened my mind, and made me remember, ‘Oh, yeah. Tune-Yards started as a project that I wanted to be, like, this is what I’m not hearing in pop music,’" Tune-Yards' Merrill Garbus told Rolling Stone. "It’s reinvigorated my sense of curiosity and inventiveness, and wanting to do things that have never been done before." You can listen to the I'm a Virgo soundtrack below.
If you haven't checked out I'm a Virgo yet, here's the synopsis: "I’m A Virgo is a darkly comedic fantastical coming-of-age joyride about Cootie (Jharrel Jerome), a 13-foot-tall young Black man in Oakland, California. Having grown up hidden away, passing time on a diet of comic books and TV shows, he escapes to experience the beauty and contradictions of the real world. He forms friendships, finds love, navigates awkward situations, and encounters his idol, a real-life superhero named The Hero, played by Walton Goggins (The Hateful Eight, The Righteous Gemstones). I’m A Virgo is a mythical odyssey that questions the purpose of the mythical odyssey."
The series cast also includes Mike Epps, Carmen Ejogo, and Brett Gray, with guest appearances from Elijah Wood, Joel Edgerton, Danny Glover, Juliette Lewis, and Morgan Fairchild. You can watch the trailer for below.