The trailer for Justin Simien’s acclaimed Sundance Film Festival entry, Dear White People, has just landed on the internet and it looks set to be hilarious, albeit incredibly racist…
The movie satirises the portrayal of black characters in Hollywood through the tale of African-American students living on a largely white university campus.
Tessa Thompson stars as activist Samantha White, who runs the provocative student radio show ‘Dear White People’.
As she struggles to prevent the diversification of her traditionally all-black residence hall, geeky Lionel Higgins (Tyler James Williams) is recruited by his white classmates to go undercover in the protests for the student newspaper.
Teyonah Parris, Brandon P Bell, Kyle Gallner, Malcolm Barrett, Brittany Curran, Marque Richardson and Dennis Haysbert also feature in the film.
Dear White People won the Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent at Sundance.
The film has launched a series of spoof PSAs on its YouTube channel.
Dear White People is screening today (October 9) at the London Film Festival. It will receive a limited US release from October 17 and hopefully make it over this side of the pond at some point in the coming months.