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2010 Drama “Black Butterfly” About Teen Athlete’s Life Struggles After Rape Finally Coming To DVD 3/12

2010 Drama "Black Butterfly" About Teen Athlete's Life Struggles After Rape Finally Coming To DVD 3/12

Here’s a film we first profiled waaay back in late 2009/early 2010. Mark Harris’ Black Butterfly, which was scheduled to screen in Chicago at the time of that first post.

It’s been awhile, and I haven’t heard anything about it since then… until today.

Mike D over at ReelBlack announced late yesterday that Black Butterfly will finally be released on DVD for the rest of the world to see, on March 13th, thanks to E1 Entertainment.

I haven’t seen the film, so can’t offer any commentary on it. But I from what I heard from a few folks who saw it way back when, it’s worthwhile. So now that it’s heading to home video, I’ll be able to check it out myself.

The film’s full synopsis reads:

Black Butterfly is about 16 year old Ariel – a girl with a dream. Making the Women’s U.S. Swim Team will change her life. Ariel excitedly begins training when… tragedy strikes. She is brutally raped. Her dreams of swimming, relationships, and life are tossed to and fro as she struggles within the aftermath. Should she tell? Should she hide? Adrenaline and anticipation rise as her coach, family and friends find out about the rape in various ways. Now, what will each do to seek revenge? How will they deal with a rapist who is no stranger to their lives? What draws the line between pain and possibility for Ariel?

Watch the trailer below for a sample of what to expect (full poster underneath):

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Pamela Green

This was heartbreaking! This is why it is important to teach your kids to tell if someone touches them the wrong way. yes this was me but I told and nothing came of it but several years later the Bastard raped a 12 yr. old girl. because I had did a rape kit his DNA was left behind. So It led to his arrest with this young lady so by me telling helped stop his dumb ass! So always tell no matter what they threaten you with!


Beautiful, there are no other words for it.


THis was sad heart breaking movie, for those of us who been there, it's real. I cried for her but this story was beautifully told and the people who love her are extraordinary… must see

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