|Midnight Releasing is proud to announce the release of the sociopolitical horror film RED PILL this December.
Written, directed, and produced by Tony award-winning Black actress Tonya Pinkins RED PILL is a scary wake-up call about American politics. The remarkably prescient film about the current political climate is profoundly relevant right now. The weaponization of Whiteness themes in the film resonate with today’s fervor, particularly during #Uprising2020 and as the Becky/Karen trope assumes a greater place in White consciousness.
On the eve of the 2020 election, a posse of six progressives ride into red country armed with heart, humor, and naiveté, what they really need is heavy artillery. Despite the glaring warning signs that Cassandra (Pinkins) is so keenly aware of, the group ignore the red flags and focus on their triumphant dreams of getting the vote out. A frightening prescient look at the weaponization of Whiteness in America; their dreams of getting the vote out are quickly slashed—death is their final ballot entry.
“I wrote my own personal GET OUT,” says 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 #Karensgonewild is a dose of what’s coming to America if liberal Whites don’t wake up.”
Eight-time Grammy award-winning Latin music star Rubén Blades (Fear the Walking Dead), Catherine Curtin (Orange Is the New Black, Stranger Things, Homeland), Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Criminal Intent), Tonya Pinkins (Fear The Walking Dead, Madame Secretary), Colby Minifie (The Boys, Fear the Walking Dead), Luba Mason (Person of Interest, NYPD Blue), Jake O’Flaherty (Criminal Minds, Shameless) and Adesola Osakalumi (Sex & The City 2, Ice) star.
RED PILL is On Digital December 3 from Midnight Releasing.