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Princess Nokia will make her film debut tomorrow in a Bronx-based romance

Out on 19th November, 'Angelfish' will see the NYC musician make her first feature film acting appearance.

If you’ve kept Princess Nokia (aka Destiny Frasqueri) on your radar, you’ll know the NYC native has serious creative range. Best known for the rugged rhymes of 1992, a reference to both her year of birth and the golden era of East Coast rap, she’s ventured out with club-ready Metallic Butterfly, emo and alt-rock A Girl Cried Red and the mellower Honeysuckle (released under her first name rather than her stage moniker).

Now she’s further demonstrating her versatility with a turn in forthcoming film Angelfish, a romance set in the Bronx in 1993. Frasqueri takes the female lead as Eva, a woman conflicted between familial responsibility and a burgeoning romance. Speaking to Afropunk about the project, she said: “I loved sharing this experience with Peter [Lee] and the incredible team of women who made this film possible.  I’m really grateful to have someone believe in me so much, and believe in this talent — not just my name or the idea of me. He respected me, he respected New York, and the importance of bringing these Latino characters alive reflectively and accurately, which has truly meant the world to me.”

Angelfish premieres tomorrow, 14 November, at United Palace, NYC and will be out on streaming services from 19 November. Watch the trailer below. 

13 November 2019