Sunday, October 26, 2014
Dear White People: I really wanted to love this movie
As I left the movie theatre today following a showing of Dear White People, I was thankful for two things —my decision to attend Johnson C. Smith University and Spike Lee's School Daze.
I wanted to LOVE this movie. I wanted to have the same experience that I had when I saw School Daze. I didn't.
This movie was trying to do a little too much and ended up being a confused over bloated tale of black kids on a white college campus. It's not as if they didn't have choices. They could've gone to other schools. A movie that I thought was going to be about busting stereotypes was just very stereotypical.
Angry light skinned girl, who has to prove she's down for the cause.
Self hating brown skin girl.
Gay black man who doesn't fit in anywhere.
Weed smoking black students.
White kids who do what they want with no consequences.
A reality show.
Black guy dating a white girl to get a head.
Black parent telling his black son he has to be better than the white kids to get ahead.
An ending that was so predictable that it hurt.
The YouTube videos are much better than the movie.