Pariah continues to generate Oscar buzz, especially after Meryl Streep mentioned PARIAH and Adepero Oduye in her recent Golden Globes acceptance speech. This is on top of Pariah being nominated for 7 NAACP Image Awards and a GLAAD award.
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In this segment, watch as NoMoreDownLow.TV co-host Janora McDuffie interviews Dee Rees, the writer/director behind the critically acclaimed feature film PARIAH. Plus, hear from Adepero Oduye and Kim Wayans who are both garnering Oscar buzz for their starring roles in the film. NoMoreDownLow.TV also was at an exclusive PARIAH screening, where the director hosted a Q&A.
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The story of PARIAH .. from the film’s website http://focusfeatures.com/pariah
Adepero Oduye, who had earlier starred in the short film, portrays Alike (pronounced ah-lee-kay), a 17-year-old African-American woman who lives with her parents Audrey and Arthur (Kim Wayans and Charles Parnell) and younger sister Sharonda (Sahra Mellesse) in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood. She has a flair for poetry, and is a good student at her local high school.
Alike is quietly but firmly embracing her identity as a lesbian. With the sometimes boisterous support of her best friend, out lesbian Laura (Pernell Walker), Alike is especially eager to find a girlfriend. At home, her parents’ marriage is strained and there is further tension in the household whenever Alike’s development becomes a topic of discussion. Pressed by her mother into making the acquaintance of a colleague’s daughter, Bina (Aasha Davis), Alike finds Bina to be unexpectedly refreshing to socialize with.
Wondering how much she can confide in her family, Alike strives to get through adolescence with grace, humor, and tenacity — sometimes succeeding, sometimes not, but always moving forward.
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NAACP Image Awards are February 17.
GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held in New York on March 24, 2012 at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square; in Los Angeles on April 21 at the Westin Bonaventure; and in San Francisco on June 2 at San Francisco Marriott Marquis.