Last night I had the chance to finally see “Dear White People.”
According to the story line via IMDB: “Dear White People” is “A social satire that follows the stories of four black students at an Ivy League college where controversy breaks out over a popular but offensive black-face party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film explores racial identity in acutely-not-post-racial America while weaving a universal story of forging one’s unique path in the world. Written by Anonymous“
Tessa Thompson plays the bi-racial, good hair, girl who uses racial equality to hide her vulnerability and shortcomings. She portrays the role of a Sistah Souljah type when in all actuality she is India Arie.
Through her character ‘Sam’ you get the chance to see some of the issues minorities face every day from a perspective that provides a comedic relief yet still causes you to face reality. Tessa truly played this role and provided us the viewer to live through her antics and socially driven politics.
Brandon P. Bell plays a character by the name of Troy. Now first off as you can see Brandon is FINE in the NAME. Then on top of that every outfit he wore was sculpted like the designer made it for his body. Lastly, every time he hit the screen my juice box began to flow. Haaaaaaaaaaay Brandon.
Of course with his good comes the bad. Troy is the uncle Tome student with Daddy issues. He is afraid to do what he wants to do and is living the life his daddy has outlined for him. His ole weak ass then had the nerve to be dating a white girl named Sofia, played by Brittany Curran, who is the daughter of his dads arch nemesis. It makes for a great storyline until CoCo gets in the mix…… #Oop
CoCo, played by Teyonah Parris is the BouGhetto black girl fro the SouthSide who swears she doesn’t fit in with the other black students. This weave wearing, blue eyed poppin, Prada Bag toten Diva refuses to accept the fact that she is brown skinned. Dark brown at that. She aggravates me through the whole movie and I wanna jump through the screen and beat her wanna be celeb-reality start face ass. Nevertheless, she redeems herself for me when she checks the shytt out of Troy at the end of the movie.
Tyler James with his ole Everybody Hates Chris face ass shows us a side of him we have never seen. We all know he is a great comedic actor, nut in this film Lionel is a whole different type of character. The low self-esteem, too white to be black type of boy is intimidated by his peers as he isn’t ‘Down’ enough. LoL! Finally in the end he gets Mad and goes in on that #IkeTurnUp status. You know soon as he got mad I got happy. You know I loves me a man with anger issues. LoL.
Chile, when Sam pulls out this camera in the film I broke out crying. Who’s Grandmothers Grandmother had that camera sitting in the addict looking like it runs on 35mm film by Fuji…… LoL
All in All, the Cast was Amazing.
The Film was Phenomenal.
And, we will be buying it on DVD and Blue-Ray……….. -TSB