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Pariah (2011)

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In this deeply-layered and slowly unraveling story, we follow the journey to self of Alike (Adepero Oduye) as she grapples with balancing the exploration of her sexuality with concealing her true self from her conservative, disapproving mother, Audrey (Kim Wayans). 254 more words


Dee Rees Making A Horror Film With Black Lesbians

Dee Rees’ Mudbound has won critical acclaim. The woman is now working on another concept that is sure to raise brows but also entertain. Her next film is a horror film that’s about two Black lesbians who have moved into a new place in Rural America. 92 more words


Changing Reels Ep. 18 - Pariah

How does a teenager come to terms with her sexual identity in an environment that refuses to acknowledge who she really is? This is the predicament that 17-year-old Alike finds herself in as she tries to navigate an overbearing mother, a father in denial and her own quest to find a relationship. 142 more words

Female Filmmakers

"Bessie", η θρυλική τραγουδίστρια των blues

“The Empress of the Blues”

Το ‘Bessie‘ είναι μία βιογραφική τηλεταινία του HBO για την θρυλική βασίλισσα των blues, Bessie Smith. Η ταινία εστιάζει στις προσωπικές σχέσεις, στην καλλιτεχνικότητα της Smith, στην “βρόμικη” εποχή του 1920 στον Νότο και στο τι σήμαινε να ήσουν μία μαύρη γυναίκα με φιλοδοξίες εκείνη την εποχή. 11 more words


Review: Pariah (2011)

Pariah (dir. Dee Rees, 2011) – Brooklyn teenager Alike comes to terms with her sexual identity at risk of friendship, heartbreak, and family.


Heartfelt and resonant, … 476 more words


BLACK HISTORY MONTH: SQ's favourite films by black directors

To round-off Black History Month and a little celebration for a successful lot of black nominations and wins this awards season, 4 of our SQ writers are here to talk about their favourite films by black directors. 1,110 more words

Anything And Everything

Go Deeper, Speak Truthfully: Pariah

Life will break you.

It’s a truth that can take a lifetime to understand: life will break you. Between the things we cannot control and the repercussions of our own choices, the world is a chaotic place. 1,756 more words