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Rated R · 86 minutes · 2011
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.
Director: Dee Rees
Producer: Nekisa Cooper, Spike Lee, Jeff Robinson, Sam Martin, Mary Jane Skalski, Susan Lewis, Ann Bradley, Stefan Nowicki, Benjamin Weber and Joey Carey
Cast: Adepero Oduye, Pernell Walker, Aasha Davis, Charles Parnell, Sahra Mellesse, Kim Wayans, Shamika Cotton and Ray Anthony Thomas

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NUVO Review: 'Pariah' 'Pariah' is rich enough to justify its cliches and specific enough to feel universal. In other words, it's not just another coming-out movie. by Ed Johnson-Ott 01/20/2012
East Bay Express Pariah A rose blossoms in Brooklyn. by Kelly Vance 01/18/2012
Portland Mercury Everyday Pariah Pariah: an urban black lesbian film for everybody! by Marjorie Skinner 01/12/2012
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Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week John Carter, Pariah, A Thousand Words and other film events around town. 03/08/2012
Creative Loafing Atlanta Pariah gives black lesbians a voice Film delves into a subculture seldom shown in contemporary movies by Curt Holman 01/12/2012
Colorado Springs Independent Down and outcast: Pariah You don't need to be questioning or part of the LGBT community for the film to resonate. by Tricia Olszewski 03/08/2012
Memphis Flyer Up and Out Sundance grad Pariah offers a tender, novel take on the coming-of-age/coming-out film. by Chris Herrington 02/16/2012

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