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The Strays (2023, Netflix), is a British thriller starring Ashley Madekwe as an upper class woman, Neve, whose life looks ‘perfect’.
Neve works as the deputy head of a privileged private school where the majority of students are white.
Although everyone knows Neve is Black, Neve’s family and the wider community are all surprised when 2 Black teenagers (Jorden Myrie and Bukky Bakray) arrive to claim Neve as their mother.
Understandably distressed that their mother abandoned them in the past and is in the process of rejecting them again, the teenagers become disruptive, and unfortunately – because it perpetuates stereotypes – violent.
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