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Movie Trailer for Pariah. Adepero Oduye, Pernell Walker and Kim Wayans star in the feature-length expansion of writer/director Dee Rees’ award-winning 2007 short film. See the movie trailer for ‘Pariah’. A Brooklyn teenager juggles with conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression.

Pariah movie poster
  • Release Date: December 28, 2011 (NY/LA/SF)
  • Release Date: April 24, 2012 (Blu-ray, DVD)
  • Studio: Focus Features
  • Genre: Drama
  • Director: Dee Rees
  • Screenwriter: Dee Rees
  • Official Website:
  • Starring: Adepero Oduye, Pernell Walker, Kim Wayans, Charles Parnell, Sahra Mellesse, Aasha Davis
  • Running Time: 1 hr. 30 min.
  • MPAA Rating: (R) for sexual content and language.
  • Buy New: $17.99 (Save 40%)

Plot Details

Adepero Oduye portrays Alike (pronounced “ah-lee-kay”), a 17-year-old African-American woman who lives with her parents (Kim Wayans and Charles Parnell) and younger sister (Sahra Mellesse) in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood. Alike is quietly but firmly embracing her identity as a lesbian. With the support of her best friend Laura (Pernell Walker), she is especially eager to find a girlfriend. 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.

Bonus Features

  • DVD and Blu-ray Special Features:
  • Dee Rees: A Director’s Style
  • A Walk in Brooklyn
  • Trying Out Identity: Pariah’s Wardrobe

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