Now that the Amazon series Transparent is pushing the transgender cause, Netflix wishes to push the issue of white privilege with its upcoming show Dear White People.
A spin-off of the hit Sundance indy film of the same name, Dear White People's recently-released teaser trailer suggests the show will promote the same social justice agenda as the film: paint white people as ignorant buffoons in need of a serious lecture.
Sure, the movie attempted a fair and balance approach by presenting an alternate viewpoint, but per usual of the movies in this vein, that viewpoint was presented by ignorant white people in serious need of reformation.
The series, produced by the film's director Justin Simien, will follow college sophomore Samantha White, who is black, of the fictional Ivy League Winchester University as she lectures white people from her radio show "Dear White People" about how they oppress people like her.
"Dear white people: Here’s a list of acceptable Halloween costumes," White, played by Logan Browning, says on her radio show in the trailer. "Pirate, slutty nurse, any of our first 43 presidents."
"Top of the list of unacceptable costumes: Me," she exclaims and it is here that images of white people in black face dance before our eyes.
Debuting on April 28, the series will also star Antionette Robertson, John Patrick Amedori, Wyatt Nash, Marque Richardson and Jeremy Tardy. The only continuity with the film will be actor Brandon P Bell reprising his role as Troy Fairbanks. Trailer for the original 2014 film below: