Director: Elegance Bratton Run Time: 95 min. Release Year: 2022
Starring: Bokeem Woodbine, Gabrielle Union, Jeremy Pope, McCaul Lombardi, Raúl Castillo
Ellis French is a young, gay Black man, rejected by his mother and with few options for his future, decides to join the Marines, doing whatever it takes to succeed in a system that would cast him aside. But even as he battles deep-seated prejudice and the grueling routines of basic training, he finds unexpected camaraderie, strength, and support in this new community, giving him a hard-earned sense of belonging that will shape his identity and forever change his life.
Star Jeremy Pope has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his performance.