• Dee Rees
Poster of Pariah

Alike is a 17-year-old African-American woman who lives with her parents and younger sister in Brooklyns Fort Greene neighborhood. She has a flair for poetry, and is a good student at her local high school. Alike is quietly but firmly embracing her identity as a lesbian. 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.


Pariah. Directed by Dee Rees, Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2012.