Selah and the Spades: Meet the Cast

Selah and the Spades starring Lovie Simone.
Lovie Simone appears in Selah and the Spades by Tayarisha Poe, an official selection of the NEXT program at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Jomo Fray

Lovie Simone stars as Selah, a senior at a prestigious Pennsylvania boarding school, where she leads a faction of students called the Spades. This faction is known for dealing illicit drugs to other students. Maxxie is her best friend and right-hand man; together they have developed a secret, efficient operation. Selah will be graduating soon and she is searching for someone to replace her when she leaves. Enter, Paloma. “P” is a recent transfer student with an affinity for photography. She catches Selah’s eye while photographing her during Spirit Squad practice. The two quickly become friends but an interesting dynamic soon arises.

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