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Review: Plain Devil

Published October 15, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

“We’re not She Devils! We’re just Plain Devils!” – Bomber, Plain Devil

Despite threats and offers of (lots of) candy from other (perhaps more influential) groups, the only sassy sorority that I truly want to join is The Mighty Followers of Tonjia Atomic! For this Seattle based multi-hyphenate has done it, once again, with her delightfully matter-of-fact look at urban gangs called Plain Devil.

Utilizing a swinging 50s ascetic in a modern setting, Atomic tells the story of Little Gypsy, an old school immigrant girl with a contemporary attitude. Setting off to find her destined romantic interests, Montgomery Clift and Mickey Rourke, Little Gypsy is soon verbally accosted by the sassy Bomber and her friends. Little Gypsy is heartbroken until their mutual love of Rourke, unexpectedly, brings her and Bomber together as companions. Soon, Bomber decides that she, Gypsy and co-conspirators, Einstein and Trashy, should form a gang.

Working evocatively against gender stereotypes, Atomic creates a surprisingly easy going vibe here. Things unfold patiently, with even the anticipated rumble arriving with honest charm. Atomic, also, smartly works societal nuances into the piece. The humorous analysis of why gangs are formed packs a true-to-life punch while a continual examination of sexist labels throughout the running time, also, hits home.

Filled with a groovy score and charming performances (particularly from Atomic as the forceful Bomber and Ada Karamanyan as the sweet Little Gypsy), this sunny John Waters-like homage is definitely Atomic’s best work thus far.

Therefore, when you’re done wielding that broken beer bottle in an alley fight; be sure to keep up with Plain Devil at

Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!

Vote for Tonjia Atomic!

Published September 20, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

Writer-actress-filmmaker-musician Tonjia Atomic is: A – On the Ball! B- Having a Ball! Or C – Belle of the Ball? How about D – All of the Above!! Atomic has just released the poster for her new girl gang film Plain Devil (as seen above) along with a slideshow of behind-the-scenes footage.

Her Awesome Ouija Board has also been nominated for Best Short Film and Best Music Score by the FANtastic Horror Film Festival. You can vote for Atomic at the link, below:


Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan

Tonija Atomic’s Plain Devil!

Published April 29, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

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Whether you’re scared straight or living la vida loca – sometimes it just feels good to go all Plain Devil!

This is especially true if your kind of Plain Devil happens to be a film about girl gangs in small towns as imagined by stunningly awesome director-writer-musician Tonija Atomic.

With a summertime release date, you can be sure to keep track of this indie sensation at

Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!