Angie (Angie, I Say)

Institute History

  • 1992 Directors Lab


Out of the exhilaratingly selfish but empty 80's, and into the wounded but slowly healing 90's, ANGIE, I SAYS is the funny and ultimately moving story of Tina Scacciapensieri. A chick from Brooklyn. Big hair. Lots of makeup. Works in an office in The City (which is what she calls Manhattan, even though it's no more than a fifteen minute commute). Hangs out with her best friend Angie ("So Angie, I says, why don't you dump that loser. It's enough already.") Loves her boyfriend, Vinnie, but then she gets pregnant. And something happens. She knows she wants to keep the baby, but she doesn't want to marry Vinnie. Or anybody. Not even Noah, the Jewish, intellectual lawyer she has an affair with. So begins Tina's journey of self-discovery. She knows it's the 90's and women have choices now, but somehow when it's happening to you, it still feels like a big deal—especially in Bensonhurst.

ANGIE, I SAYS, the first novel written by Avra Wing, was singled out by the New York Times as one of the Notable Books of l991.


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