Jharrel Jerome on ‘I’m a Virgo’ and Playing a 13-Foot Tall Black Teenager

[Editor’s note: The following contains some spoilers for I’m a Virgo.]From creator Boots Riley (Sorry to Bother You), the Amazon Studios series I’m a Virgo tells the uniquely fantastical coming-of-age story of Cootie (Jharrel Jerome), a 13-foot-tall young Black man in Oakland, California, whose childlike wonder is quickly threatened by the way the real world perceives him.

Hidden away as a child, Cootie just wants to find friendship and love, but when he encounters his real-life superhero idol The Hero (Walton Goggins), he realizes that rather than being a part of everyone else’s agenda, it’s up to him to determine his own destiny.

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