Mario Van Peebles has had a long career telling black stories on film, and his upcoming movie We The Party follows suit. This time, Van Peebles will focus on a group of teens living in the Baldwin Hills section of Los Angeles — for those of you who remember the reality show on BET Baldwin Hills or caught that Joan on Girlfriends was supposed to be living in that area, you have a sense of the socioeconomic significance of that. The kids are culturally diverse (except that several of Van Peebles own children are in the film and look strikingly similar), and the movie promises to show “teenagers as they are, not as adults would like them to be,” while “evoking such classic teen comedies as The Breakfast Club and House Party but with an attitude and style all its own.” Sounds like a tall order, but we’ve been watching entertainment aimed at teens like it’s for us anyway, so it could be fun! Take a look:
What do you think? Will you see this film?