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Pariah (2011) - Movie Details

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Drama
86 min.
Release Date
December 28, 2011 (Limited)
DVD Release Date
April 24, 2012 (Buy on Amazon)
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Running Time
86 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated R for sexual content and language

The feature is an expansion of Dee Rees' short film of the same name, which screened at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. Adepero Oduye, who had starred in the short film, portrays Alike (pronounced "ah-lee-kay"), a 17-year-old African-American woman who lives with her parents (Kim Wayans and Charles Parnell) and younger sister (Sahra Mallesse) in Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood. Alike is quietly but firmly embracing her identity as a lesbian. With the support of her... Full synopsis »

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Gay people are gay. No matter how you dress them, no matter who they spend their time with, no matter how you want them to behave, gay people are just going to be gay. They're stubborn like that. In the drama Pariah, writer/director Dee Rees taps into the mind of a teenage lesbian struggling with her sexual identity. Full movie review »
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