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Selah and The Spades (Amazon Prime Video)

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Amazon Prime Video: April 17, 2020

R | 1h 29m | Drama


In Haldwell, an elite Pennsylvania boarding school, the student body is run by five factions. Selah Summers (Lovie Simone), 17, runs the most dominant group, the Spades, with unshakable poise, as they cater to the most classic of vices and supply students with coveted, illegal alcohol and pills.

Tensions between the factions escalate, and when Selah’s best friend/right hand Maxxie (Jharrel Jerome) becomes distracted by a new love, Selah takes on a protégée, enamored 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.

Director: Tayarisha Poe
Studio: Amazon Studios
Producer(s): Drew Houpt, Lauren McBride, Lucas Joaquin
Cast: Lovie Simone, Celeste O'Connor, Jharrel Jerome, Jesse Williams, Gina Torres
Writer(s): Tayarisha Poe

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