Kim Wayans

Black women, rejoice! Finally, a movie that celebrates the beauty of our skin, our curves and our natural hair.  In the hit film PARIAH, there’s not a relaxer, wig or 14 inch Remi Indian weave in sight.  In a society that exalts the Eurocentric standard of beauty (long straight hair, light skin, rail thin bodies),  […]

We all know that “tomboyish” sister or  the  eternal bachelor uncle who’s lived with the same male “roommate” for decades.  Filmmaker Dee Rees tackles one of the  hush-hush topics in our families  with her feature debut, Pariah.  The film is a lovely coming-of-age story about Alike, a bright and talented student (Adepero Oduye), who is […]

In this clip from Dee Rees’s coming of age drama Pariah, the  main character Alike (played by Adepero Oduye) is arguing with her mother Audrey (played by Kim Wayans) about the proper way to dress for church. It’s a clash of wills that is indicative of the larger issues going on between the teen exploring […]

In this clip from Dee Rees’s coming of age drama Pariah, the  main character Alike (played by Adepero Oduye) is arguing with her mother Audrey (played by Kim Wayans) about the proper way to dress for church. It’s a clash of wills that is indicative of the larger issues going on between the teen exploring […]