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WATCH: Jeremy Pope plays a gay Marine recruit in highly anticipated drama ‘The Inspection’

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The Inspection, a highly anticipated drama set to make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.Hollywood breakout Jeremy Pope stars as Ellis French, a young Black man—loosely based on Bratton—rejected by his own mother for being gay.

With nowhere else to turn, French enlists in the Marines, which offers both a lifeline and further complications as he struggles to hide his sexuality in a time before Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.Related: Jeremy Pope, Jim Parsons & Jake Picking dish on the ‘Hollywood’ casting couchAs if the grueling routine of basic training wasn’t enough, French encounters homophobia at all levels, from fellow recruits to commanding officers, who nearly push him to his breaking point.

But, according to the film’s official synopsis, boot camp is also a place where he’ll find “unexpected camaraderie, strength, and support,” and a new sense of purpose that will “forever change his life.”In addition to the Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award-nominated Pope, The Inspection stars Gabrielle Union as French’s mom, Inez, who appears to be the exact opposite of the upstanding ally parent we know Union to be.

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