Teenage Alike (Adepero Oduye) lives in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood with her parents (Charles Parnell, Kim Wayans) and younger sister (Sahra Mellesse). A lesbian, Alike quietly embraces her identity and is looking for her first lover, but she wonders how much she can truly confide in her family, especially with her parents’ marriage already strained. When Alike’s mother presses her to befriend a colleague’s daughter (Aasha Davis), Alike finds the gal to be a pleasant companion.
“Pariah” is a beautiful, sensitive debut, described by the cinematographer, Bradford Young as “a world and a film colored with glitter and pain.” WOMEN IN REVOLT
“Pariah is a tender, sporadically goofy, yet candid examination of emergent identity.” NPR
“Funny, moving, nuanced, and impeccably acted…” VILLAGE VOICE
“The gifted Dee Rees makes finding out a stirring and heartfelt journey. And Adepero Oduye is unforgettable.” ROLLING STONE
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