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Pariah
($34.98 Blu-ray, $29.99 DVD; Universal)

Brooklyn teenager Alike (Adepero Oduye) is coming out of the closet with help from her butch best pal, Laura, but that doesn’t sit well with her mother (Kim Wayans). Like Precious, but with much less tragedy, director Dee Rees’ feature is an amazingly shot, affecting film with a breakout performance by its young star. Extras include a trio of short featurettes, but, sadly, not the equally amazing short film that was the film’s genesis.

 

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