The Inspection (2022)

A young, gay Black man, rejected by his mother and with few options for his future, decides to join the Marines, doing whatever it takes to succeed in a system that would cast him aside.

The Inspection is a 2022 American drama film written and directed by Elegance Bratton.[2] Inspired by Bratton’s real-life experiences, the film follows a young man who faces homophobia, both at a Marines boot camp and at home from his mother. It stars Jeremy PopeRaúl CastilloMcCaul Lombardi, Aaron Dominguez, Nicholas Logan, Eman Esfandi, Andrew Kai, Aubrey JosephBokeem Woodbine, and Gabrielle Union.

It had its world premiere at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, 2022, and is scheduled to be released in the United States on November 18, 2022, by A24.

Ellis French enlists in the Marine Corps and ends up at boot camp on Parris Island, South Carolina. He initially meets the physical requirements, but is not as successful in disguising his sexual orientation, making him the target of a near-lethal hazing from training instructor Leland Laws and a fellow recruit, Laurence Harvey.

The Inspection (2022)