‘Pariah’ Gets An Official New Poster
Focus Features released an official poster for the lesbian drama Pariah. The poster was chosen by fans of the Dee Rees-directed flick. The film stars Kim Wayans, newcomer Adepero Oduye, and Charles Parnell.
A rousing success at its Sundance world premiere, this deeply felt human drama is the feature debut for Ms. Rees. Adepero Oduye portrays Alike (pronounced “ah-lee-kay”), a 17-year-old African-American woman who lives with her parents (Kim Wayans and Charles Parnell) and younger sister (Sahra Mellesse) in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood. A gifted student, Alike is quietly but firmly embracing her identity as a lesbian. With the support of her best friend Laura (Pernell Walker), she is especially eager to find a girlfriend. Wondering how much she can confide in her family, Alike strives to get through adolescence with grace, humor, and tenacity.
Pariah is currently playing at the Toronto International Film Festival.