Synopsis: After failing to fit in with her family and in lesbian black culture, Alike, finds herself at a crossroads between herself and her family.
Thoughts: Pariah was a sincere film, that touched on taboos within the African- American/black community about homosexuality. The film told a good story with an excellent script and a talented cast that provides moments that will have you laughing and crying.
Reasoning: One of the most touching and real moments is Alike’s (Adepero Aduye) closing poem that can be heard as narration during the trailer. Other notable aspects about this film is the amazing soundtrack, and the amazing supporting cast. I think my favorite supporting performance is by Pernell Walker as Laura, Alike’s bestfriends, who’s struggling with making ends meet as a disowned young lesbian. Laura has a fairly understated role -compared to Adeperor Oduye’s role as Alike- that’s neatly tucked into the film, but if you’re paying attention you will notice just how wonderful her performance truly is.
Conclusion: Buy The Ticket