Afton Williamson Joey Auzenne Zabryna Guevara Adepero Oduye Shamika Cotton Raymond Anthony Thomas Kim Sykes Sahra Mellesse Rob Morgan Loren Hankin Chanté Lewis Pernell Walker Ozzie Stewart Jeremie Harris Kymbali Craig Alaina Dunn Andrea Smith Kinya Shakur Olithea Anglin Donei Hall
Alike (Adepero Oduye) a 17-year-old African-American girl lives with her parents (Kim Wayans and Charles Parnell) and younger sister (Sahra Mellesse) in Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood. A gifted student, Alike is quietly but firmly embracing her identity as a lesbian. With the support of her best friend Laura (Pernell Walker), she is especially eager to find a girlfriend. Wondering how much she can confide in her family, Alike strives to get through adolescence with grace, humor, and tenacity.