How can Zoe Saldana possibly bring the pain in an afro-wig and, God-forbid, dark makeup? The producers may as well cast Madea because if it's going to be all about make-up, wigs and fat-suits, ain't nobody bringing it like Mr. Perry.
This year has produced two films that explore minority attitudes toward sexuality: Rashaad Ernesto Green's Gun Hill Road, and now Dee Rees' Pariah, which explores the life of one young black woman whose parents are in deep denial about the fact that she's a lesbian.
Pariah is writer/director Dee Rees' debut feature film, based on her award-winning 2007 short film of the same name. In Pariah, Alike, beautifully played by Adepero Oduye, is quietly but firmly embracing her identity as a lesbian.