Dear White People Vol. 2, the Netflix Original Series, had a premiere screening on Wednesday May 2nd in Los Angeles at Arclight Hollywood . I have a few shots of the red carpet arrivals and after party, check them out inside. I have never watched the show but I need to tune in, heard lots of great things about it! Enjoy your weekend everyone! (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision for Netflix/AP Images)
Ashley Blaine Featherson
Yaya DaCosta, Lena Waithe, Antonique Smith
Set against the backdrop of a predominantly white Ivy League university where racial tensions bubble just below the surface, DearWhitePeople is a send-up of the now post “post-racial” America that weaves together a universal story of finding one’s own identity and forging a wholly unique path. The satirical series — based on the acclaimed 2014 film by the same name – continues to follow a group of Winchester University students of color as they navigate a diverse landscape of social injustice, cultural bias, political correctness (or lack thereof) and activism in the millennial age. Through an absurdist lens, DearWhitePeople utilizes biting irony, self-deprecation and sometimes brutal honesty to hold up a mirror to the issues plaguing society today, all the while leading with laughter.
From creator, executive producer, director, writer and co-showrunner Justin Simien, DearWhitePeoplestars Logan Browning (Sam), Brandon P. Bell (Troy), Antoinette Robertson, DeRon Horton, John Patrick Amedori, Ashley Blaine Featherson and Marque Richardson. Yvette Lee Bowser serves as co-showrunner and executive producer, while Stephanie Allain and Julia Lebedev executive produce.