The stars of Red Pill. Photo by Greg Nanamura

The stars of Red Pill. Photo by Greg Nanamura

Red Pill

The stars of Red Pill.  Photo by Greg Nanamura
The stars of Red Pill. Photo by Greg Nanamura

Their fight for the country becomes a fight for their lives.

In the new movie, Red Pill, Tony Award-winner Tonya Pinkins paints a vivid picture of the grave repercussions that the current political climate in America has on the country’s people.

Cassandra (Tonya Pinkins) is a black American woman fearful for the fate of her country in the next election. On Halloween weekend, just days before the 2020 election, Cassandra reluctantly accompanies her best friend Rocky, land preserver activist (Ruben Blades) and his wife Emelia (Luba Mason), her roommate Lily (Kathyrn Erbe), friend Nick (Jake O’Flaherty), and partner Bobby (Adesola Osakalumi) to canvass in newly blue Virginia.

As soon as they cross the state line it is clear they are not welcome. Distressing clues indicate that they should get out of their rental house while the getting is good. They decide to stay, armed with their heart, humor and naiveté. But what they really need is heavy artillery.

“I wrote my own personal Get Out,” said Pinkins. “#Uprising2020 is White people waking up to the world Black and Brown folks have always known. Black women are intimately familiar with ‘Becky’ and ‘Karen,’ White women, who on the low end of the spectrum treat us as invisible, and on the high end weaponize their whiteness and sometimes cost us our lives. Red Pill’s #Karengonewild is a dose of what’s coming to America if liberal Whites don’t wake up.”

Red Pill is currently in post-production and is set for release this autumn.

For more information, visit redpillmovie2020.com

 

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