Skin is the riveting true story of Bryon Widner
, a violent white supremacist who was covered, head to toe, in appalling racist tattoos. A disaffected youth, Widner was targeted by a couple in the white power movement and forged into a loyal, brutal soldier for the cause. The film is his story of redemption, and the terrifying repercussions he faced when leaving the Vinlanders Social Club. British actor Jamie Bell
, who's had a brilliant career since his boyhood debut in Billy Elliot
, is unrecognizable as Bryon Widner. Skin is difficult to watch, but a pertinent and cautionary tale for these divisive modern times.
Skin begins with the Vinlanders Social Club marching through the streets spewing hateful rhetoric. In short order, the violent gang clashes with protestors in an all-out melee. Bryon Widner (Jamie Bell) targets a young black teenager. Later that night, after drinking and fornicating into a stupor, he's arrested for his horrific crime.