About Candyman (1992)
Anne-Marie McCoy (Williams) was the pulse, the conscious, the astute commentary on the race and class tensions that beat through Candyman's entirety as a narrative. She was much more than just a mother who was a pawn for the catalyst of Helen's arc, which I gotta be honest, I feel compelled to unpack more because it still troubles me that this film is still considered a 'Black horror' film. I do not. Because it still reads as centered around a white woman 'do-gooder' tip toeing around the urban jungle in search of the Black Evil (Tony Todd's master performance as the title character) who redeems herself and then, ironically becomes a monstrous legend by way of her relationships with the Black people in the film. I digress. And that's not to say that I don't love this film and its strong performances all around. Including Williams.
Anne-Marie: You say you're doing a study? What 'you gonna study? How we're bad? We steal? We gang-bang? We're ALL on drugs right?... We ain't all like them assholes downstairs, you know.Other Genre Performances
Dr. April Sommers, Ice Spiders (2007)
Dr. Violet Whims, Total Recall 2070 (1999)Denise Clements, The Pretender (1998)
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