Pariah

2011 R PT1H27M Blu-ray / DVD

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Pariah

2011 R PT1H27M Blu-ray / DVD
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Though she acts in a traditional, feminine way around her religious parents, Bronx teenage lesbian Alike comfortably expresses her sexuality among her friends. Eventually, her worlds will collide and Alike will have to fully embrace her true self.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: DTS 5.1 HD
Rating
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
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Reviews

age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Pariah is a compelling coming-of-age story that shows what life is like for a teenage girl who's young, black, female, and gay. There are heartbreaking moments as well as make-you-think storylines, which include fairly mature subject matter -- including a "first time" love scene that may be too intense for younger teens (kissing, but no nudity). Expect plenty of forceful language (including the "N" word and "f--k"), some underage drinking and drug use (marijuana), and painful scenes in which the main character struggles to be honest with her parents about her sexual identity.

Sexual Content

A young woman seduces a female classmate who has never had a sexual experience before (no nudity, but some kissing). Teenage girls ogle strippers at a bar. One scene shows a clothed woman wearing a phallic sex toy. A man is having an affair -- viewers don't see any of the trysts, but there are major hints -- but vehemently denies it.

Violence

A husband and wife argue loudly and sometimes viciously. Men leer and harass a young woman at a store. Some references to street crime; also, some characters are homophobic and refer to LGBT people with slurs.

Language

Coarse language throughout includes "f--k," "s--t," "bitch," "d--k," and the "N" word.

Social Behavior

The movie's most consistent message is that no matter what anyone says or who they are, you should be true to yourself. Determining who you really are and being able to be proud of that is a challenge, but it's worth it.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Underage drinking and pot smoking at bars, parties, and gatherings.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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