Mother of ten and horror's first Black scream queen, I have admired Monique Dupree (@Thaoriginalgata) from afar for quite some time. Dynamic women are awe inspiring to me. So much so, I tend to get really, really shy around them. Monique is a testament to hard work, resilience, and discipline. Her honesty and presence is something to aspire to.
In addition to her work in genre film, Monique is an alternative/fetish model, a front woman in a band, Negro Childe, entrepreneur with an online clothing store Liz Boutique, a very active professional wrestling enthusiast, has collaborated on a comic book Cat O' Nine Tails, and participates in charity and social outreach.
But her presence in the horror genre should not be undermined or overlooked:
Bachelor Party in the Bungalow of the Damned (2008)
The Lovecraft Chronicles: Dumas (2010)
Bikini Bloodbath Christmas (2009)
Satan Hates You (2010)
Post Mortem, America 2021 (2013)
Plan 9 (2014)
Monique is truly an amazingly versatile individual with multiple talents, styles, interests and should be honored as a working actress in genre film unlike what we're consistently fed.
I encourage everyone to send Monique some love during Women in Horror Month and beyond as well as find her on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and visit her site to learn more!