DEAR WHITE PEOPLE Trailer Takes THE BUTLER, THE HELP, and GREMLINS Down a Peg or Two

by     Posted 185 days ago

dear-white-people-trailer

Writer-director Justin Simien has earned quite a few accolades from the film festival circuit for his feature directorial debut Dear White People, including Sundance’s Special Jury Prize for Breakthrough Talent.  Now that the film’s trailer is online, you can see for yourself what all the fuss is about.  The provocative and satirical take on modern-day race relations follows a group of African-American students attending a predominantly white Ivy League school.  I should probably mention that it’s at least in part a tongue-in-cheek comedy, so we’re not talking Higher Learning-level drama here.

Starring Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson, Teyonah Parris, Brandon P. Bell, Kyle Gallner, Malcolm Barrett, Brittany Curran, Marque Richardson, and Dennis HaysbertDear White People opens October 17th in limited release.  Hit the jump to watch the Dear White People trailer.

Check out the trailer for Dear White People below, courtesy of Roadside Attractions:

Fore more on the film, be sure to visit their official website, Facebook page, and following along with their Twitter account.  Here’s the official synopsis for Dear White People:

Winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent, Dear White People is a sly, provocative satire of race relations in the age of Obama. Writer/director Justin Simien follows a group of African American students as they navigate campus life and racial politics at a predominantly white college in a sharp and funny feature film debut that earned him a spot on Variety’s annual “10 Directors to Watch.”

Dear White People stars rising talents Tyler James Williams (“Everybody Hates Chris,” Peeples), Tessa Thompson (For Colored Girls, “Veronica Mars”), Teyonah Parris (“Mad Men,” They Came Together), Brandon P. Bell (“Hollywood Heights”), Kyle Gallner (A Nightmare on Elm Street, CBGB), Malcolm Barrett (The Hurt Locker), Brittany Curran (“Chicago Fire”), Marque Richardson (“The Newsroom”) and Dennis Haysbert (“24,” Far From Heaven).

dear-white-people-trailer




Like Us


Comments:

FB Comments

  • Warriorscribe

    Looks good.

    I can sense a little Spike Lee influence.

  • replying to idiots

    As a black guy, I’m glad to see there is a movie about black people (in non slavery times) that I actually want to see! Yay!

    PS: Although I expected to see more lil “Chris Rock” in this

  • Neo Racer

    Do you think there would ever be a movie ‘Dear Black People’?

    • Peen

      Yes, but it would have to make fun of white people. Like a satire of white people complaining about how difficult it is to be white (these complaints being “first world problems” – trivial stuff that pales in comparison to what minorities deal with on a daily basis). These white people would most likely be conservative business types, but to keep it politically balanced it would have to make fun of Democrats too (aka. liberal Republicans). Similar to an Ali G concept. I could see it happening for sure. And I’d applaud them for making it.

      (I am a non-partisan white male, by the way.)

      • Neo Racer

        Yes that sounds pretty accurate

      • Neo Racer

        Because America is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO RACIST!

      • doctor_robot

        it’s not??

      • Daniel Rodriguez

        Native Americas, Japanese Americans during WW2, Mexican Americans, African Americans, and Middle eastern men and women might agree there has been some racism in America.

      • Peen

        Let’s not forget about the Tuskegee Experiment…

      • Daniel Rodriguez

        Yea, that’s why I put African Americans, pretty much sums it all up.

      • Peen

        No no, you’re right. I was just citing an example. Not necessarily aimed at you.

      • Daniel Rodriguez

        Oh ok all good.

      • Doug

        If you work with some of the people I work with, you would know that some of America still is very racist.

      • Kpaqu1

        “I am a non-partisan white male, by the way.”

        Don’t apologize for who you are.

      • Daniel Rodriguez

        I don’t think he’s apologizing at all for his race. Looks more like he’s adding credibility to the statement he made but showing he isn’t being biased.

      • Peen

        I understand what Kpaqu1 was saying. Didn’t take it to be trolling as much as it was a clever jab. But you’re totally correct in your response. I was not only trying to show that I’m unbiased, but also trying to give some context to the person behind the comment (given the nature of the discussion).

      • Peen

        Haha! Touche, sir or maam! ;D

        Reminds me of the joke in Independence Day when they’re all praying in the Area 51 bunker, and James Rebhorn (RIP) says he’s not Jewish, to which Judd Hirsch says “Nobody’s perfect”.

      • Kpaqu1

        “I am a non-partisan white male, by the way.”

        Don’t apologize for who you are.

  • Starchild

    Looks funny.

  • Kelso

    Dear Black People,

    Find more diverse subject matter. Things OTHER than how oppressed you think you are. Why so much focus on this particular minority? I’d feel more excited about literally any other minority group. Latinos, Asians, etc.

    • The Pop Pessimist

      LOL, wow

    • Peen

      It’s true that the discussion should be focused equally on other minorities. And regardless of the fact that blacks still face very active racism, there is a disproportionate focus on them when compared to other minorities. Blacks (and Latinos) are way more integrated into media than Asians and Native Americans.

      So despite your somewhat dismissive comment, you bring up a good point. I just wish you could reword it to be more objective.

  • LEM

    Were the gremlins addicted to fried chicken? also wouldn’t it only be black women who freak out if you get their hair wet?

  • LEM

    Were the gremlins addicted to fried chicken? also wouldn’t it only be black women who freak out if you get their hair wet?

  • Strong Enough

    Lot of offended white people in the comment section

    • lylepickins229

      Haha yes! equally offended person of color in the comment section who will probably reply back that they are white too

      • Strong Enough

        Hey I’m just here for the comment section

        *giggles*

      • lylepickins229

        Me too. It’s what the internet is for in 2014

  • Gremlin

    So it’s white people making Tyler Perry a billionaire?

  • Brandon

    The white butthurt is strong with this one. My white butt thinks this looks hilarious.

    • Moohaha

      Yo, you seem like one of those guys who thinks he’s original by saying the butthurt Star Wars reference…but I’ve seen that said at least 17 times before you posted it here.
      YodA voice: original!, your are not !

      • Brandon

        Moohaha, I respect you for replying back to my comment while seemingly being more offended by a dated Star Wars reference than anything along race lines.

    • Couragethedog

      Brandon…I’ll bet you’re black. No matter what you reply back, I’ll bet you’re black. Don’t be ashamed man!

      • Brandon

        Courage, I’m Cajun cracker as funk, but my wife is indeed a “darkie”. And oh, how I love her dark behind. It’s interesting that you seem to have a hard time believing a white person could find this type of humor actually funny. And you took the time to reply back while insinuating I’m secretly black and therefore ashamed to be so..? You got some issues to work out, my man. Your comment is very revealing.

  • Commentary

    A lot of you are missing the point.

  • Pingback: Dear White People Trailer from Writer/Director Justin Simien

  • Kpaqu1

    This is why you always check “other.”

  • Kpaqu1

    This is why you always check “other.”

  • Peen

    And much of the disadvantages of being white are due to racism against minorities (as few and far between as they may be in comparison to minorities). Racism in general affects the social balance, which ultimately affects us all in someway or another.

Click Here