Courtesy of BlackBook
These are the opening lines of a monologue in the film Dear White People…, an in-progress feature film exploring how young people—and all people, really—relate to one another in “post-racial” America. The creative team behind the film includes director Justin Simien, producer Lena Waithe (who wrote the viral video Sh*t Black Girls Say), producer and Hub LA manager Ann Le and producer Angel Lopez.
As they write on the film’s crowd-funding page:
“Remember when Black movies didn’t necessarily star a dude in a fat suit and a wig? Or have major plot twists timed to Gospel numbers for no apparent reason? No? Damn…Well believe it or not there was a time when “Black Art-House” was a thing. When movies like Do The Right Thing, Hollywood Shuffle, and Boyz In Da Hood were breaking box office records as well as making us laugh, cry, and think in ways movies hadn’t before.”