"Selah and the Spades" is a 2019 American drama film directed by Tayarisha Poe.
The starring cast includes Lovie Simone, Celeste O'Connor, Jharrel Jerome, Gina Torres, Jesse Williams, Evan Roe, Benjamin Breault, Francesca Noel, Cody Sloan, Rae Bell and others.
Amazon Prime Video on Friday, April 03, 2020 released the trailer:
Selah and The Spades - Official Trailer | Prime Video.
Selah (Lovie Simone) is a senior at a Pennsylvania boarding school, where she leads a faction of students called the Spades who sell drugs to other students. The school has four other factions but unlike the others Selah has no one to replace her when she graduates.
Maxxie (Jharrel Jerome) is her right-hand man, and together they have developed a secret, efficient operation. A new girl, Paloma (Celeste O'Connor), transfers into the school, and when she photographs Selah during Spirit Squad practice, Selah immediately sees her talent. Selah asks Paloma to take incriminating photos of her rival Bobby (Ana Mulvoy Ten) cheating on her boyfriend, thrusting Paloma into the school's drama. Selah tells Maxxie that Paloma reminds her of herself, and decides to begin grooming her to take over. Paloma is a fast learner and quickly proves herself in the Spades.
Rumors circulate that there is a rat among the Spades, and after some investigating, Selah discovers that Maxxie had been careless with the ledger used to record their sales, which had caused incorrect orders and affected their reputation. Selah confronts him and ultimately fires him.
The Headmaster (Jesse Williams) announces that due to misconduct of a few of the students, prom has been cancelled. At an emergency meeting of the factions, Selah and Bobby are at each other's throats casting blame for the prom-cancellation, but Paloma instead suggests that they throw their own prom outside of the school grounds. Each faction agrees to help with a different aspect to make sure the dance is a success. In private, Bobby asks Paloma if she knows about Teela, the girl who was in her position before, and warns her that Selah had drugged her, causing a car crash and ultimately her expulsion. When Paloma asks Selah about Teela, Selah refuses to give a straight answer. After that conversation, Selah digs out a vial of drugs and stashes one of them in her pocket.
Here is the full cast and characters of Selah and the Spades.
The film Selah and the Spades was scheduled to be released on January 27, 2019 (Sundance) and on April 17, 2020 (United States) by Amazon Studios and Amazon Prime Video.
The duration of the film is 97 minutes.
The film Selah and the Spades is rated with "R" rating.
Selah and the Spades got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 4.7/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 88/100.
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