Written and Directed by Dee Rees.
I’m still in awe how Dee Rees achieves this likelihood. Pariah it’s in every way the representation of a community, right? But the things in common with every other community present in every different line throughout the entire story are remarkable. It becomes even a bit predictable in the sense that you know these stories, not in a negative way. But it’s still a very thoughtful story, detailed and in the end it gives you hope.
So, why do mothers on a sudden rage beat their daughters when they tell them they’re gay? There should be a film about their perspective. That film probably exists already. Oh wait, Prayers for Bobby is that film. But it’s not enough for me. There should be more films like this one, period!