Posted on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 by Russ Fischer
Here’s the great red-band trailer for Dear White People, which looks like a very funny comedy exploring culture clashes, stereotypes and racism on a college campus. You’ll meet a bunch of characters in this trailer, or at least you’ll start to get acquainted with some of the faces they present on campus, and the ways in which they collide. This Dear White People red-band trailer isn’t all that explicit, but there are a couple moments where you’ll want headphones if you’re at work.
Dear White People opens on October 17. Trailer via Roadside Attractions.
The unexpected election of activist Samantha White (Tessa Thompson) as head of a traditionally black residence hall sets up a college campus culture war that challenges conventional notions of what it means to be black. While Sam leverages her notoriety as host of the provocative and polarizing radio show “Dear White People” to try to prevent the college from diversifying Armstrong Parker House, outgoing head-of-house Troy Fairbanks (Brandon P. Bell), son of the university’s dean (Dennis Haysbert), defies his father’s lofty expectations by applying to join the staff of Pastiche, the college’s influential humor magazine. Lionel Higgins (Tyler James Williams), an Afro-sporting sci-fi geek, is recruited by the otherwise all-white student newspaper to go undercover and write about black culture—a subject he knows little about—while the aggressively assimilated Coco Conners (Teyonah Parris) tries to use the controversy on campus to carve out a career in reality TV.
But no one at Winchester University is prepared for Pastiche’s outrageous, ill-conceived annual Halloween party, with its “unleash your inner Negro” theme throwing oil on an already smoldering fire of resentment and misunderstanding. When the party descends into riotous mayhem, everyone must choose a side.
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