"Dear White People": the movie


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Fresh Air gave some air time to the director of a new satirical movie, Dear White People. Anybody seen it?

http://www.npr.org/2014/10/16/356494289/dear-white-people-is-a-satire-addressed-to-everyone
He produced it with crowdfunding. That's cool. However, he needs a distributor to find an audience outside of film festivals and art houses.

The greatest throwaway line in Dear White People? It might just be the hilarious summary that Sam White (Tessa Thompson), the movie’s incendiary race warrior, offers her professor of her “15-page unsolicited treatise on why the Gremlins is actually about suburban white fear of black culture.”

“The gremlins are loud, talk in slang, are addicted to fried chicken, and freak out when you get their hair wet,” she points out.
That's pretty funny. I'm not sure how well it will do, though, even it if is funny. A racial satire isn't exactly a fresh and original idea. Unless he he examines race relations from a new angle (and what angle hasn't been explored already) it's just another comedy.
 

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He produced it with crowdfunding. That's cool. However, he needs a distributor to find an audience outside of film festivals and art houses.



That's pretty funny. I'm not sure how well it will do, though, even it if is funny. A racial satire isn't exactly a fresh and original idea. Unless he he examines race relations from a new angle (and what angle hasn't been explored already) it's just another comedy.
Racial satire peaked with "Blazing Saddles"