Stranger Inside – HBO

Stranger Inside

Stranger Inside

Directed by Cheryl Dunye
Screenplay by Cheryl Dunye and Catherine Crouch

Stranger Inside is the story of a young African American woman named Treasure Lee who has been in and out of jail for as long as she can remember. Now, turning twenty-one, she is being transferred for
the first time to the main State Facility for Women with one thing on her mind…finding her mother.

Film Credits:
Producer: Jim McKay, Michael Stipe, Effie T. Brown
Photography: Nancy Schrieber
Editor: Cecily Rhett
Principle Cast:
Yolanda Ross (Treasure Lee)
Davenia McFadden (Brownie)
Rain Phoenix (Kit)

In 2001, Stranger Inside won the Audience Awards at the Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, the San Francisco International Film Festival, L.A. Outfest and the Philadelphia Film Festival. It also won the Breakthrough Award at the Gotham Awards (for Yolonda Ross) and the Special Jury Award at the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. In 2002, the film was nominated for several awards including a GLAAD Media Award, three Independent Spirit Awards and five Black Reel Awards. It won the Audience Award and Special mention at the Créteil International Women’s Film Festival. For producing the film, Effie Brown won the Producer’s Award at the 2003 Independent Spirit Awards

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