Kim Wayans, has been missing from the scene, but has returned in a new movie role. The only female comedic actor of the Wayans brand, is now taking on a new role as a serious dramatic actor in the new film Pariah. Just watching the clip brought tears to my eyes. Pariah is the story of Alike (played by actress Adepero Oduye). Alike is an African-American teen struggling with her sexuality, and trying to find her way in the world while fighting her family’s disapproval and denial. Kim Wayans plays Alike’s mom, a traditional Christian woman who does not approve of her daughter’s transitioning lifestyle.
This is one of the first films that seriously deals with sexuality in the black community. This film takes a close look at how fighting over homosexuality tears black families apart because of strong belief systems. Check out the trailer and let me know what you think: Continue Reading →