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Pariah (2011)

R | | Drama | 20 January 2011 (USA)
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A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression.

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Bina
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Arthur
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Sharonda
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Candace
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Mack (as Ray Anthony Thomas)
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Mika
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Mrs. Alvarado
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Mrs. Singletary
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Sock
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Gina (a.k.a. Butch Woman)
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Bina's Boyfriend
Chanté Lewis ...
Fast Girl #1
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A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression.

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Who do you become when you can't be yourself?

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Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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$48,579 (USA) (30 December 2011)

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$758,099 (USA) (9 March 2012)
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Mika: Yeah I like girls. But I LOVE boys.
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Featured in Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.10 (2012) See more »

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Doin My Thing
Written, arranged and performed by Sparlha Swa
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Criminally Under-seen
8 May 2012 | by (Randall, Minnesota) – See all my reviews

Such a shame this is so criminally under-seen. What frustrates me the most is this could have and should have been seen by more people. Focus Features really messed up the release of this one. If handled better I could have seen newcomer Adepero Oduye's acclaimed performance as Alike earning her an Academy Award nomination. She's wonderful in the lead role. Even comedy actress (and sister to the Wayans brothers) Kim Wayans may have scored a Supporting Actress nomination for her serious turn as Alike's misguided mother. She makes the transition from comedy to a serious role amazingly well (not unlike Mo'Nique's turn in Precious, though I prefer this less showy role to hers).

I highly recommend seeking this out. It's a great drama with a star-making performance by Adepero Oduye.


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