Saturday, August 10, 2013


2011 American Feature

Cast: Adepero Oduye, Aasha Davis, Charles Parnell, Pernell Walker, Sahra Mellesse and Kim Wayans
Writer/Director: Dee Rees

A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak and family in a desperate search for sexual expression.


  • Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 95% / Audience: 81%
  • Metacritic - Critics: 79% / Audience: 6.6%
  • OMG rating: 7/10 
  • Movie Dearest rating: A-

  • DVD/Blu-ray: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available
  • Book: Available


  • Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Dorian Award nomination for LGBT-Themed Film of the Year.
  • GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Film - Limited Release.
  • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Independent Motion Picture.
  • Independent Spirit Awards John Cassavetes Award; also nominated for Best Female Lead (Oduye).
  • National Board of Review Freedom of Expression Award.
  • Sundance Film Festival Award for Excellence in Cinematography - Dramatic.

  • Based on her 2007 short film, also titled Pariah and also starring Adepero Oduye, this was the feature film debut of writer/director Dee Rees, who has stated that the story is semi-autobiographical.

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