SheWired is excited to bring to you an exclusive clip from director Dee Rees' film Pariah, due out in theaters Dec. 28. Pariah made a big splash at film festivals in its first carnation as a short film and we can't wait for the feature to be released!
Here's the official synopsis for the film:
A world premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, the contemporary drama is the feature-length expansion of writer/director Rees’ award-winning 2007 short film Pariah. Adepero Oduye, who had earlier starred in the short film, portrays Alike (pronounced ah-lee-kay), a 17-year-old African-American woman who lives with her parents Audrey and Arthur (Kim Wayans and Charles Parnell) and younger sister Sharonda (Sahra Mellesse) in Brooklyn’s 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. With the sometimes boisterous support of her best friend, out lesbian Laura (Pernell Walker), Alike is especially eager to find a girlfriend.
At home, her parents’ marriage is strained and there is further tension in the household whenever Alike’s development becomes a topic of discussion. Pressed by her mother into making the acquaintance of a colleague’s daughter, Bina (Aasha Davis), Alike finds Bina to be unexpectedly refreshing to socialize with. 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.
Here's a short clip from the film that depicts the beginning of a blossoming friendship / romance between Alike and Bina, South of Nowhere's Aasha Davis.
Get more info on Pariah here.