Tyler James Williams' Afro is Fondled on 'Dear White People' Poster

September 8, 2014
Source: Vulture

Dear White People

We've already seen what kind of provocative racial satire will be on display in the Sundance selected comedy Dear White People. Now we wanted to call your attention to a cool new poster for the film, if only because it's one of those indies that we think you should go out of your way to see. What's really cool about the poster is that it was designed by a fan of the film, 29-year-old architect Nikkolas Smith with a day job working on theme parks and roller-coasters for Disney Imagineering. He just felt inspired after seeing the movie at the Los Angeles Film Festival screening. It features Tyler James Williams as gay nerd Lionel, enduring the hands of one of the many white people who want to touch his big afro. See the poster below!

Here's the cool new poster for Justin Simien's Dear White People from Vulture:

Dear White People

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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I don't know. This movie just doesn't look very good to me.

DAVIDPD on Sep 8, 2014


I'm sure watching it is half the experience to help propel a debate; earn some wisdom. Not really to exist to be 'good' as it is to simply get through to people by being an entertaining catalyst for debate. Cultural issues within a satire makes us ask/answer questions with ourself and others. I think it'll spark meaningful conversations with open minded people. Sounds like we could use a refresher in learning social integrity and between each other. Plus there's a second Sharknado movie! WTF is that all about if this is the 'ooooh, I donno...' lol

Nick Sears on Sep 8, 2014


🙂 I'm not surprised from a closed-minded person, for my part can't wait to see it.

tely on Sep 9, 2014


Hahaha! You are too funny tely. I just think the movie has a poor premise and is poorly acted. I don't think it looks funny at all. Like I said, I am not its target audience.

DAVIDPD on Sep 9, 2014


I like how one-sided the "race debate" is. I would like them see a movie about being a "white face in a black place" sometime. But the poster would probably feature the main character on the ground unconscious.

Alex on Sep 8, 2014


Don't feed the troll...

R3last on Sep 9, 2014


I like the poster and the movie sounds really interesting. I like that it's an Indie film, it doesn't have a lot of huge big name actors but has got a lot of people talking. And it does have Dennis Haysbert in it. I love that guy!

SamsMom0407 on Sep 10, 2014

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