Amazon has released a new clip for Selah and the Spades from writer-director Tayarisha Poe. The film takes place in a Pennsylvania boarding school where the student body is broken up into factions, the most dominant of which are the Spades run by Selah (Lovie Simone).
Amazon Studios will be releasing Selah and the Spades on Amazon Prime April 9th.
In the closed world of an elite Pennsylvania boarding school, Haldwell, the student body is run by five factions. Seventeen-year-old Selah Summers (Lovie Simone) runs the most dominant group, the Spades, with unshakable poise, as they cater to the most classic of vices and supply students with coveted, illegal alcohol and pills. Tensions between the factions escalate, and when Selah’s best friend/right hand Maxxie (MOONLIGHT’s Jharrel Jerome) becomes distracted by a new love, Selah takes on a protégée, enamored sophomore Paloma (Celeste O’Connor), to whom she imparts her wisdom on ruling the school. But with graduation looming and Paloma proving an impressively quick study, Selah’s fears turn sinister as she grapples with losing the control by which she defines herself.