Pariah implies an outcast. The theme of Pariah is to portray the thug life about black lesbians. Such lesbians are also group of people who are rejected or overlooked by public. However, the problem is that they are not considered a part of the society. All the aspects were found realistic. Yet another theme in this movie is the tough time faced by black families towards homosexuality. The fact is that homosexuality is generally not appreciated by black community located in US as the challenges are enormous. All these situations were projected through Alike and her family (Taylor 2011, paras. 7-11). It was Alike’s intention to break the stereotypes and she found herself by overcoming the blind scenarios. The theme is projected by director with various tools like dark light and bright light based on the scene. These showed the resolution, peace and conflicts in a better manner.
The movie Pariah falls under the categories of drama and art. It is entirely a dramatic show that projects the life of an African American girl Alike who transforms into a lesbian and finds harder to cope with her family and people around. This teenager is exposed to social situations that push her harder to resolve the conflicting identities and risks revolving friendship and heartbreak. The genre of the cinema has received huge appreciation from the viewers as it introduces a new verismo cinema that people did not witness so far (Holden 2011, paras. 8-13). The genre clearly shows the search towards sexual expression. Heartbreak is natural and was expected by Alike, but the scenes have worsened that forced Alike to handle efficiently.
The movie has limited roles throughout and this eliminated the ambiguities around. Due to the scenes, movie received R rating because of the language and the sexual content. Lara, Alike, and Audrey were the major roles in the film. Alike’s younger sister Sharonda performs only at the last few scenes when Alike tries to reconcile back with her mother. The role of Alike is extraordinary as it projects high degrees of reality.