Lela Lee’s ‘Angry Little Girls’ Heading for TV and Film Adaptations
“Angry Little Girls”, the 2000 webcomic by actress, designer and writer Lela Lee, is being adapted into a new television series and several films.
About the brand: âAngry Little Girls,â whose roots can be traced back to a 1994 video titled âAngry Little Asian Girl,â follows Kim, a 6-year-old Korean American irritated by gender and racial stereotypes. For upcoming adaptations, Lee has partnered with Gamechanger Films, according to Deadline.
Lee says the idea’s launch in 1994 came at a time when “being mad at a young woman was taboo.” The designer, who spoke through Kim, was ashamed of what she had done, so she kept it in the closet until several years later.
Lee eventually added more episodes to his work. In 2000, “Angry little girls” becomes the generic term to designate the world of comics that she created and which is beginning to be recognized.
âAngry Little Girlsâ was incorporated in 2003 when Lee was looking to license her art for merchandise companies. His first book was published in April 2005 and has since been translated into Korean, German and French.
Today, the first 12 episodes of the comic are available on Youtube. The weekly comics are available at GoComics.
What to expect: Besides Kim, Gamechanger’s scripted projects will feature various characters originally portrayed in the comics, including Deborah, Maria, Wanda, Xyla, Pat, and Bruce. The company “will also look to support the brand’s expansion into the merchandise space,” Deadline noted.
Gamechanger Films CEO Effie T. Brown said that Lee’s âhonesty, humor and motivationâ aligns perfectly with their mission to raise diverse and singular voices. “[We] I have no doubt that ‘Angry Little Girls’ is a brand that will speak and captivate viewers from a wide range of backgrounds, âshe said in part.
In a new YouTube video, Lee released a statement explaining why it has taken so long for his work to reach television and film. âShe tried to go through the doors that others were using, but she was told ‘no’. No one wanted to give him a chance, or they presented him with sensitive documents. She only trusted herself, did what she wanted and perfected her job, âshe wrote.
Upcoming adaptations will amplify the voice of the angry little Asian girl who died 27 years ago. Lee continued, âMore than two decades later, as more and more women were in decision-making positions, she got an agent who introduced her to a fierce producer, and they knew it was TIME TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN. “
Featured Images via Angry Little Asian Girl (left right)
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