Pariah script
Pariah (2011)
Synopsis: Teenage Alike (Adepero Oduye) lives in Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood with her parents (Charles Parnell, Kim Wayans) and younger sister (Sahra Mellesse). A lesbian, Alike quietly embraces her identity and is looking for her first lover, but she wonders how much she can truly confide in her family, especially with her parents' marriage already strained. When Alike's mother presses her to befriend a colleague's daughter (Aasha Davis), Alike finds the gal to be a pleasant companion.

4 INT. NIGHTCLUB COUCH - LATER 4

Alike dozes on the couch.

FEMALE DJ:

Give it up for Sin-A-Min ladies!!

Alike wakes with a start. She checks the time on her cell

phone. Cursing, she scrambles up from the couch.

4.

5 INT. NIGHTCLUB BAR - EVENING 5

Laura dances with a cute SHORT HAIRED GIRL.

Alike spots the pair from afar and heads in their direction.

ALIKE:

C’mon, we’re late.

LAURA:

Huh?

ALIKE:

I gotta go!

LAURA:

Hold on a minute.

ALIKE:

C’mon, why you trippin'?

LAURA:

What?

ALIKE:

Why are you trippin', you know I

gotta go!

LAURA:

What?

ALIKE:

You know I gotta go. I’ma get in

trouble.

LAURA:

Lemme dance with shortie first,

then I’ll be ready.

ALIKE:

What?

Laura spins the short haired on the dance floor and the pair

continue their wobbling, uneven groove. Alike endures several

moments of invisibility as a sea of women, both “feminine”

and “butch” push past her without a second glance. Alike tugs

at Laura’s jersey. Laura, happily tangled in her dance

partner’s embrace rolls her eyes.

LAURA:

Stop pulling on my clothes!

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Dee Rees is an American screenwriter and director best known for her feature films Pariah and Bessie. more…

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