Justin Simien made a big splash with his feature directing debut Dear White People, and now he’ll continue making waves over at Netflix. The streaming service has ordered a Dear White People TV series, which like the movie will center on students of color attending a mostly white Ivy League school. As of now, there’s no word on whether any of the original cast members (which included Tessa Thompson, Teyonah Parris, and Tyler James Williams) will return. Read More »
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The first trailer for Dear White People made an impression by declaring what it wasn’t. It wasn’t The Help, it wasn’t The Blind Side, it wasn’t The Butler, and it definitely wasn’t Gremlins, which one character argues is secretly about “suburban white fear of black people.” Now a new Dear White People trailer has arrived to tell us what the movie actually is.
As it turns out, the Sundance hit is a wickedly sharp satire about race relations in supposedly America. Tessa Thompson, Tyler James Williams, Brandon P Bell, and Teyonah Parris star as four black students dealing with racial bullshit (among other things) at a predominantly white college. Watch the trailer after the jump.
Posted on Thursday, June 19th, 2014 by Russ Fischer
Dear White People made a splash at Sundance as a well-liked, funny satire about race relations in modern America. The first Dear White People teaser trailer has just arrived, and you’ll see pretty quickly why Sundance audiences liked the movie. Writer/director Justin Simien makes his debut with the film, and he’s got a funny and frank voice, and is willing to poke at sensitive topics with humor and energy. And just to make sure the broadest possible audience gets behind this ad campaign, there’s a great gag in the trailer about the real meaning of Gremlins. Watch the teaser below.