Stranger Inside

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Impressive HBO drama set in a women's prison. Treasure makes sure she's transferred from juve, intent on meeting the mother she has never known, a lifer who goes by the name of 'Brownie'. It turns out Brownie is a hardcase who controls the flow of contraband among the black prisoners - a 'mother' to all her 'daughters', as long as they don't fuck with her. It's a compelling set-up, with cracking performances from Ross and McFadden, and a refreshingly hardboiled, unexploitative view of prison life, which is only slightly undercut by a latent Group Therapy sensibility.

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Duration: 97 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Cheryl Dunye
Screenwriter: Cheryl Dunye, Catherine Crouch
Cast: Yolonda Ross
Davenia McFadden
LaTonya 'T' Hagans
Mary Mara
Rain Phoenix
Marc Vann
Medusa
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