Dear White People | 2014

Comedy, Satire
At a prestigious, predominantly white university, a group of students are forced to confront racial, sexual and socio-economic prejudices when a party goes out of control.

Cast

... Lionel Higgins

Actor

... Sam White

Actor

... Kurt Fletcher

Actor

... Colandrea "Coco" Conners

Actor

... Troy Fairbanks

Actor

... Sophie Fletcher

Actor

... Gabe

Actor

... Reggie Smith

Actor

... Helmut West

Actor

... Dean Fairbanks

Actor

... President Fletcher

Actor

... George

Actor

Company

Code Red

Production Company

Code Red

Financier

Production Company

Homegrown Pictures, Inc.

Production Company

Samaritan Casting

Production Company

Synopsis

The unexpected election of activist Samantha White as head of a traditionally black residence hall sets up a college campus culture war that challenges conventional notions of what it means to be black. While Sam leverages her notoriety as host of the provocative and polarizing radio show "Dear White People" to try to prevent the college from diversifying Armstrong Parker House, outgoing head-of-house Troy Fairbanks, son of the university's dean, defies his father's lofty expectations by applying to join the staff of Pastiche, the college's influential humor magazine. Lionel Higgins, an Afro-sporting sci-fi geek, is recruited by the otherwise all-white student newspaper to go undercover and write about black culture-a subject he knows little about-while the aggressively assimilated Coco Conners tries to use the controversy on campus to carve out a career in reality TV. But no one at Winchester University is prepared for Pastiche's outrageous, ill-conceived annual Halloween party, with its "unleash your inner Negro" theme throwing oil on an already smoldering fire of resentment and misunderstanding. When the party descends into riotous mayhem, everyone must choose a side.

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