Pariah | Alike Struggles to Make Her Mother Happy

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“This isn’t me”. Alike (Adepero Oduye) and her mother (Kim Wayans) butt heads before church as her mother wants her to wear something more ladylike but Alike pushes back because it doesn’t coincide with her true identity.

FILM SYNOPSIS: Kim Wayans, Adepero Oduye, Aasha Davis and Charles Parnell star in Dee Rees’s inspiring film that critics hail is “Vibrantly alive! Potently moving and heartfelt!” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone). Seventeen-year-old Alike (pronounced ah-lee-kay) lives with her parents and younger sister in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood. She has a flair for poetry, and is quietly embracing her identity as a lesbian. But whenever Alike’s development becomes a topic of discussion at home, her parents’ already strained marriage is pushed to the breaking point. 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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