Learn White from Wrong in Red Band Trailer for 'Dear White People'

October 8, 2014
Source: YouTube

Dear White People

"Dear white people using Instagram, you go on hikes. I get it." The release of the racially charged satirical comedy Dear White People will be upon us in just over a week, and in one final effort to get the attention of the masses, a red band trailer has been unveiled, throwing around more than a few curse words and some racial slurs too. This looks like the kind of stirring, bold comedy all people need to see, and the reaction I've seen in the theaters from people of the same race referenced in the film's title when they see this movie's trailer is further proof of why it needs to and should exist. Plus, this just looks plain funny. Watch below!

Here's the red band trailer for Justin Simien's Dear White People from the film's YouTube page:

If you haven't seen the more tame green band trailer for Dear White People, watch it here.

Dear White People is written and directed by up-and-coming filmmaker Justin Simien making his feature debut. The film follows the stories of four black students at an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over a popular "African American" themed party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film will explore racial identity in "post-racial" America while weaving a universal story of forging one's unique path in the world. Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson, Teyonha Parris, Brandon P. Bell and Dennis Haysbert star in the film which premiered at Sundance and Roadside Attractions will release Dear White People on October 17th this fall. For more, visit the official site or follow @dearwhitepeople.

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    So angry. Fighting with fire always works, right?
    • Reznik
      Real racists, most of the time, won't change; I wanna see this because it looks good and the concepts interesting enough, but making these boundaries as to what one group of people can say and another can't isn't getting the point in my eyes.
  • Nash
    Ouch, this looks bad. The title is racist, the jokes are racist and not funny.
  • shiboleth
    I'm not from US and don't want to be smart ass. Will see it; however, I hope it won't be shallow, which means, I hope this is not another excuse for cheap jokes...
  • Xerxexx
    Meh...jokes sorta fell flat.
  • disqus_IfXj4UVX42
    "and the reaction I've seen in the theaters from people of the same race referenced in the film's title when they see this movie's trailer" What is up with this? I don't understand why you avoided saying white people..Trying to be clever? Really hate Anderton's articles and opinions.
    • ColtNoir
      aka "it needs to exist because white people disprove of it." How odd the majority of the race that's being ridiculed would feel that way Ethan... -_-
  • Duane
    I would really like to come back to this.... and have a meaningful discussion...when people have actually seen the film. Hope to see y'all when the 'Now That You've Seen It' post goes up.
  • avconsumer2
    Ah good. Can finally start working on my screenplay... "Dear Black People". Let's see how that goes over. :
    • Duane
      If your film gave a smart and insightful commentary into how systematic racism affected white people in terms of pop culture and academic requirements then I'd say it would go over well.
  • Liam Waite
    I can think of oh....but a million things Id rather spend my money on.
  • R3last
    i wanted to give it a shot. I wanted it to be more than flat, trite, "black people are like...and white people are like," jokes. However, the latest trailers are squashing all hope. I went to a college campus like what's depicted in the trailer, just with fewer people of color than what is in the film. Satire can be done well and make a point, this doesn't look like it's either. .
  • ColtNoir
    this looks horrendous, to say the least.




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