“In the history of TV, there were, like, two: Urkel and Carlton Banks. Well, I mean, four, if you count the Reading Rainbow guy and his Star Trek character.” So begins the trailer for director Aaron Burns‘ feature film debut blacktino (yes, the B is uncapitalized on purpose), which deals with a type rarely seen in pop culture: the black nerd. Or the half-black, half-Latino nerd, to be more precise. The film stars newcomer Austin Marshall as biracial geek Stefan Daily, as he struggles to fit in at his Austin-area high school. Going by this two-minute spot, I’d say blacktino looks like an unusually smart, witty teen comedy. Watch the trailer and read the synopsis after the jump.
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