Just a girl looking for her place in the world isn’t an all-too-uncommon tale. But Alike is black. And gay.
It’s a minority double-whammy that singles out the Brooklyn teen from the rest of the world, so she seeks acceptance in gay bars – and, because she’s not definite in her identity, doesn’t find it. Alike (pronounced “ah-lee-kay”) is the epitome of a “Pariah,” the name of out director Dee Rees’ personal – and very powerful – indie film.