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Dear White People (2014)

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The lives of four black students at an Ivy League college.

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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

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A satire about being a black face in a white place

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language, sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »

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4 December 2014 (Brazil)  »

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Cara Gente Branca  »

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$347,959, 17 October 2014, Limited Release

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$4,404,154, 25 January 2015
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Trivia

Sofia derisively tells Coco that she knows to ask whether or not Coco's hair is "weaved" because she had to watch Chris Rock's 2009 documentary Good Hair (2009) for a class. When Dear White People was released on DVD, the first trailer that appeared in front of the movie was for Good Hair. See more »

Goofs

The flame on the candle in Sam's room on Halloween night is static, revealing that it is fake. See more »

Quotes

Curls: We're not all homophobes, you know.
Smoothe: Yeah, I'm listening to Frank Ocean *right now*! I don't give a fuck!
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Crazy Credits

The end credits include photographs of the real-life blackface (and brownface) college parties that inspired the film's climax. See more »

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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Performed by Starchild and The New Romantic
Written by Bryndon T. Cook
Courtesy of Bryndon T. Cook, LLC and Romantic Music Corp.
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Title should be 'Dear Racial People'
30 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

I'm Caucasian American and not at all racial toward someone for their skin color. I resent the generalization of this title. Just because I'm 'white' doesn't mean I'm racial. I was raised 'red, yellow, black or white; they are precious in his sight'. Truthfully, it makes me want to end my relationship with Netflix. I feel sick to my stomach that the line has been so blatantly drawn without even watching the series. Signed, Disappointed


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