Alike is a 17-year-old African-American woman who lives with her parents and younger sister in Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood. She has a flair for poetry, and is a good student at her local high school. Alike is quietly but firmly embracing her identity as a lesbian. Wondering how much she can confide in her family, Alike strives to get through adolescence with grace, humor, and tenacity–sometimes succeeding, sometimes not, but always moving forward.
Focus Features presents ; Northstar Pictures, Inc and Sundial Pictures present, in association with aid + abet, [Chicken & Egg Pictures] and MBK Entertainment, Inc ; written and directed by Dee Rees ; produced by Nekisa Cooper ; executive producers, Spike Lee, Jeff Robinson, Sam Martin [and others]