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.

5.

6 EXT. BUS STOP- NIGHT 6

Laura sulks, frowning out at the night. Alike extends the

olive branch.

ALIKE:

How many numbers you get? One?

LAURA:

I could’ve gotten more, but your

moms was holding me up.

ALIKE:

Oooh. That’s jacked up.

LAURA:

How many you get?

ALIKE:

Tonya, Denise, Shelley. No wait

that’s old, I can delete that one.

Tonya...

Laura snatches the phone from Alike. Alike swipes at it but

misses. Laura fends her off with one hand and scrolls through

the numbers with the other.

LAURA:

Ain’t Shelley that chick from your

math class?! Denise... What?

These are your damn study group

numbers! Why you frontin’?!

Alike snatches the phone and wipes the screen with her

sleeve.

ALIKE:

I don’t see you with no list of

numbers.

LAURA:

I’m not the one looking for a

girlfriend, man. You the one still

a virgin!

ALIKE:

Shut up!

LAURA:

Trying to help your ass. I’m

sayin’, whatchu waitin’ for?!

Alike shrugs it off, her smile fading a little. Laura elbows

her and sneers.

6.

LAURA:

Kickin’ that same ‘ol quiet shit

since 6th grade. I don’t need to

press, I gets plenty. Shit.

ALIKE:

Wah-wah.

LAURA:

I get more pussy than your daddy,

nigga, what?!

ALIKE:

Oh shit!! Yeah, you got me with

that one.

7 INT. BUS - NIGHT 7

Alike becomes more quiet and less playful as the ride wears

on. A middle-class Bronx landscape, well-lit with a newly

constructed Starbucks and renovated condos flits by the

window. Alike reaches over and presses the tape. Laura elbows

Alike.

LAURA:

Quit playing.

ALIKE:

Your stop.

LAURA:

Huh?

ALIKE:

Your stop-- you’re getting off

here, right?

LAURA:

Nah, I’ll roll with you a few more

stops.

ALIKE:

Why you gon’ walk all the way back

down for? That’s stupid.

LAURA:

Make sure you get home okay.

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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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