History Film / Pariah

3rd Dec '15 6:07:47 AM crazysamaritan
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* TheBechdelTest -passes as cast is almost all women. They discuss sexuality; family relationships.
* WhereEverybodyKnowsYourFlame: The lesbian club where Laura and Alike hang out.

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* TheBechdelTest -passes as cast is almost all women. They discuss sexuality; family relationships.
* WhereEverybodyKnowsYourFlame: The lesbian club where Laura and Alike hang out.out.
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17th Jun '14 10:05:56 PM megahello
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21st Feb '12 5:36:41 PM animeg3282
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* TheBechdelTest -passes as cast is almost all women. They discuss sexuality; family relationships.
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20th Feb '12 4:25:05 PM animeg3282
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* SchoolGirlLesbians: Alike and Bina.
20th Feb '12 4:24:07 PM animeg3282
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* GayAesop
* {{Gayngst}}

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* GayAesop
GayAesop - while Alike is pretty comfortable in her own skin, she still faces discrimination from her community
* {{Gayngst}}{{Gayngst}} -



* PapaWolf - Alike's father
20th Feb '12 4:18:26 PM animeg3282
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* AcclaimedFlop: The movie was extremely well-received and won some awards but was more or less ignored by audiences.
20th Feb '12 4:14:48 PM animeg3282
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* PapaWolf

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* PapaWolfPapaWolf - Alike's father
8th Feb '12 11:19:40 PM Buscemi
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* AcclaimedFlop: The movie was extremely well-received and won some awards but was more or less ignored by audiences.
6th Feb '12 1:21:33 PM Dutchbear
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''Pariah'' is a 2011 drama, written and directed by Dee Rees. It follows Alike (Adepero Oduye), a seventeen-year-old living in New York's Fort Greene neighborhood, as she struggles to establish a sexual identity. Alike ('Le' for short) is gay, but not as open about it as her best friend Laura (Pernell Walker). She especially avoids discussing it with her religious mother ([[InLivingColor Kim Wayans]]) and police officer father (Charles Parnell) to know yet, although they have their suspicions.

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''Pariah'' is a 2011 drama, written and directed by Dee Rees. It follows Alike (Adepero Oduye), a seventeen-year-old living in New York's Fort Greene neighborhood, as she struggles to establish a sexual identity. Alike ('Le' for short) is gay, but not as open about it as her best friend Laura (Pernell Walker). She especially avoids discussing it with her religious mother ([[InLivingColor Kim Wayans]]) and police officer father (Charles Parnell) to know yet, Parnell), although they have their suspicions.
6th Feb '12 1:19:49 PM Dutchbear
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''Pariah'' is a 2011 drama, written and directed by Dee Rees. It follows Alike (Adepero Oduye), a seventeen-year-old living in New York's Fort Greene neighborhood, as she struggles to establish a sexual identity. Alike ('Le' for short) is gay, but not as open about it as her best friend Laura (Pernell Walker). She especially avoids discussing it with her religious mother ([[InLivingColor Kim Wayans]]) and police officer father (Charles Parnell) to know yet, although they have their suspicions.

Alike's mother tells her to spend time with Bina (Aasha Davis), the daughter of a coworker, who she deems more appropriate than Laura. As Alike develops feelings for Bina, the stresses caused by her familial and other relationships eventually drive her to embrace the identity she's been trying to hide.

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!!This film provides examples of:
* ButchLesbian: Laura. Alike to a lesser degree.
* ComingOfAgeStory
* ComingOutStory
* GayAesop
* {{Gayngst}}
* HideYourLesbians: Obviously averted.
* LipstickLesbian: Bina, although she says she's not "''gay'' gay", and just "doing her thing".
* LoverAndBeloved: Laura and Alike.
* PapaWolf
* SchoolGirlLesbians: Alike and Bina.
* WhereEverybodyKnowsYourFlame: The lesbian club where Laura and Alike hang out.
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