High Yellow (1965)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 83 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Set during the tempestuous mid '60s, this drama seeks to expose the darkest aspects of a contemporary upper class family as it tells the story of a 17-year-old light skinned African American who decides to pass herself off as a white girl. She gets a job working in the home of a powerful movie mogul. Everything seems hunky-dory on the surface, but it doesn't take her long to learn the sordid truth about the man's troubled family. The wife is a sniveling hypochondriac, a promiscuous hellion for a daughter, and a son who was booted out of West Point after he was falsely accused of homosexuality.

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accusation, discrimination, dysfunctional, family, hypochondriac, nymphomaniac, passing-for-white, prejudice, racism, servant, slice-of-life