|A movie that will certainly touch nerves and provoke a conversation about race.|
There's a sleeper comedy coming this Fall. This movie is certainly going to piss off the racist right.
Dear White People is an upcoming 2014 American satire drama film written and directed by Justin Simien. The film focuses on black students attending Ivy League college in America and stars Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson, Teyonah Parris, Brandon P Bell, Kyle Gallner, Brittany Curran and Dennis Haysbert.
The film premiered in-competition in the US Dramatic Category at 2014 Sundance Film Festival on January 18, 2014.
It's a play on the stereotypes of Black America and how White people look upon it. At a fictional university, a riot is provoked by a White fraternity who throws a Black themed party.
Mediaite reports that the protagonist, a biracial student named Samantha White (played by Tessa Thompson), uses her college radio platform to lecture the white students at the fictional Ivy League school about how to interact with black people.
|The cast of Dear White People.|
“Dear white people, please stop touching my hair.” she says. “Does this look like a petting zoo to you?”
And, “This just in: Dating a black person to piss off your parents is a form of racism.”
Later, when a white student asks her how she would feel if someone started a “Dear Black People” radio show, she replies, “No need. Mass media from Fox News makes it clear what white people think of us.”