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Selah & The Spades

FIVE factions run the under ground life of the prestigious Haldwell Boarding School. At the head of the most powerful faction – The Spades – sits Selah Summers (Lovie Simone).

Tensions between the factions escalate, and when Selah’s best friend/right hand Maxxie (Moonlight’s Jharrel Jerome) becomes distracted by a new love, Selah takes on a protégée, enamoured sophomore Paloma (Celeste O’Connor), to whom she imparts her wisdom on ruling the school.

But with graduation looming and Paloma proving an impressively quick study, Selah’s fears turn sinister as she grapples with losing the control by which she defines herself.

In her feature debut, writer/director Tayarisha Poe immerses us in a heightened depiction of teenage politics. This searing character study encapsulates just how intoxicating power can be for a teenage girl who acutely feels the threat of being denied it.

The Amazon Original movie Selah and The Spades is coming to Prime Video April 17, 2020.

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