This weekend, the black lesbian coming-of-age movie called “PARIAH” is getting a lot of buzz at the Sundance Film Festival. The early reviews are in and it sounds amazing! From the Boston Globe:
“Pariah is about the loosening of sexual and social expectations among black people in Brooklyn,” writes the Boston Globe‘s Wesley Morris. “Its protagonist, Alike (Adepero Oduye), lives two lives. By day, she’s a poet and straight-A student from a tight middle-class family. By night, she’s a steely fixture at a new lesbian nightclub that she doesn’t really like.”
“This is essentially a coming-out drama that naturally blends humor and crisis without ever blowing a gasket… But the excitement and beauty of the movie is that it’s not just a sexual coming-out but a racial one, too. She discovers she doesn’t just like bohemian hip-hop. She likes hard black rock, too. Pariah is about the grunt work of identity politics. This is a 17-year-old girl trying to figure out what kind of black woman and lesbian to be.”
MEET THE DIRECTOR, DEE REES:
The movie stars, among others, Kim Waynes from the classic Fox TV show IN LIVING COLOR.
Read more about the cast at http://www.pariahthemovie.com/cast/
Read more reviews from Sundance at http://mubi.com/notebook/posts/2802
Let’s support our black lesbians sisters! Check out more information on this movie at pariahthemovie.com.