In an era in which you hear about killings, rapes, molestations, and other wrongdoings committed by people in positions of authority — especially men, unfortunately — especially male authority figures, so much of the time we see them as monsters.
No one believes us that’s not always the case, but it’s true.
But the Virgin Homicide, really, is about two women who are two wrongs, but a wrong — we don’t have to sell a whole lot of suspense if we just write, “A Virgin Homicide was killed by a woman.”
Basically, we watch as one young woman, Amara, starts to become a young woman. And that’s just the story.
We meet her first in the beginning of the first episode, when she steals money from her father so she can get a manicure. The manicure turns into a bad night in a club and Amara is left alone and beaten up on the floor.
And then, it’s we watched Amara sleeping in her friend’s room.
Amara hadn’t eaten all day. She hadn’t heard from her friends. Her boyfriend hadn’t called. She hadn’t seen anyone. Her mother didn’t want to tell her what was going on.
So in a flash, we see that someone has left an open letter for Amara on the bathroom mirror.
Amara reads the note that would lead her to a killer, and her search takes her into the world of Vibe Magazine.