The Netflix series ‘Dear White People’ follows a group of black students dealing with life at a fictional Ivy League school. The show depicts situations that may seem over-the-top--like white students throwing a blackface party in today’s world--but writer-director Justin Simien says it’s all too real. As Season 2 streams on Netflix, Simien tells us about being the subject of coordinated attacks on social media and takes us through the unconventional journey that brought ‘Dear White People’ to the screen--big, then small--in the first place.
Justin Simien on ‘Dear White People’ and fighting impostor syndrome
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Matt Belloni checks in from Cannes, where it’s a quieter, more muted festival than in years past. Part of that is because Netflix isn’t there, and there’s also a pall over...
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