This film won Excellence in Cinematography at Sundance and it’s easy to tell why. It’s an amazing film. I’ve never seen one that touched me the way this one did.
An African American high school girl deals with the school’s and her family’s reaction to her being lesbian. Unlike a lot of movies, she’s not the only one and there’s a wide range of lesbian characters which made it a lot more realistic than most. There was even a subset of “straight” girls who play at being gay. It was really a good portrait of a community.
Her father finally comes around, but not so her mother. I was really glad, though, to FINALLY see Kim Wayans in a role that actually used her talents. Even though she was not the kind of mother you’d want to have, the performance was grand. I’ll be watching for more from all the actors in this film, especially the lead, Adepero Oduye.