11 June 2011 8:30 AM, PDT | Essence | See recent Essence news »

It's not everyday we find serious films tackling the experience of young Black girls but "Pariah", the latest newcomer to Sundance Film Festival, does just that. Executive produced by Spike Lee and starring Kim Wayans, the film follows the story of Alike, a Black lesbian teen who struggles to stay true to herself while coming-out to her Christian-oriented family. The coming-of-age tale marks a big debut for young actress Dee Rees -- definitely a must-see »

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