PARIAH is a semi-finalist in the Netflix FIND Your Voice Competition.

Voting for the Netflix FIND Your Voice Competition has started at   The top 5 vote-getting projects in this round move on to the next phase.  Only one vote per email address is allowed or your vote will be disqualified.

The winner’s package is worth $150,000 in cash and $350,000 in services that go toward the feature film!

Filmmaker Dee Rees goal is to get 10,000 stars, so please show your support by forwarding this message far and wide to your friends and family.

About the Movie

When forced to choose between the fragile cohesion of her middle-class family and the imperative loyalty due her best friend, a Bronx teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression.

Set against the kinetic and incongruous social landscape of middle class New York City, the protagonist, Alike (pronounced “A-LEE-KAY”), masquerades as a proud and sexually active “stud” with her openly gay friend Laura; as a self-assured and aloof artist amongst her indifferent classmates; and as the ultra-femme and obedient girl that her strict Catholic parents expect her to be.

Alternating between the conservative religious ethos of the South Bronx and the “glam” night subculture of the New York City “Piers,” PARIAH presents a truthful cross section of the social landscape of middle and working class families and is reminiscent of the documentary PARIS IS BURNING in that it introduces audiences to a world and characters they’ve never seen before.