By now, I’m sure you’ve heard something about “Pariah,” the much-hyped new film from director Dee Rees.

Pariah tells the powerful “coming of age” story of a young, Black lesbian. The film is slowly garnering more and more screens, and more and more praise and acclaim, with each passing day. Do yourself a big favor, and check this film out when it comes to a theater near you.

And in the meantime, check out this fascinating interview with Dee Rees and Kim Wayans, courtesy of Colorlines.

“‘We knew that if we could just get the film done, that regardless of sexuality, race and identity, people would be able to see themselves in different parts of the story,’ Rees told last month, as she awaited the release of her feature directorial debut ‘Pariah.’

‘We’d go to pitch meetings and the moment we said ‘black, lesbian, coming of age,’ they would turn around, validate our parking and hand us a bottle of water.'”



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