Dear White People script
Synopsis: A campus culture war between blacks and whites at a predominantly white school comes to a head when the staff of a humor magazine stages an offensive Halloween party.

Disheveled caffeinated writers of the MANCHESTER BUGLE.

5A

Casual Prepsters shoot us the finger - PASTICHE HUMOR INC.5A

5B

Hopping out of a taxi is Lionel Higgins. His sweet but 5B

insecure nature as plain as the unkempt fro on his head.

SUPERIMPOSE:
LIONEL HIGGINS, JUNIOR, PHILOSOPHY UNDECLARED

STUDENTS shove past him - one even slaps a flyer into his

already full hands. Lionel’s a guppy. The kind that gets

eaten alive in a tank of sharks.

As Lionel gets to the door of a large Colonial style home he

checks his pockets. He’s missing something. Shit.

LIONEL:

(knocking)

Kurt! You home?

Lionel dials on his cell and we hear the PHONE RING from

inside. Voicemail pops on with a voice other than Lionel’s.

ANSWERING MACHINE

Hey boyssss, you’ve reached Lionel

Higginsss, the only bitch on

campussss who’ll give you a

dickssscount. That’s right hunty,

the bigger the dick the less you’ll

have to pay me to ssssuck it.

The beep sounds. Lionel’s in shock. Should he hang up? Or...

LIONEL:

Kurt. It’s Lionel. I’m locked out.

As Lionel slides down the length of the door into a sit he

unfolds the flyer he was just handed. It’s a rendering of Sam

White on a carton of milk with the caption:

“MISSING BLACK CULTURE -SAM WHITE TO BRING IT BLACK”

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EXT. MANCHESTER ROW - DAY 6

Signs scream out “ORIENTATION” as jazz music wafts from the

laptops of a group of NEO BEATNIKS. As the music fades...

SAM (O.S.)

Dear White People, apparently

Morgan Freeman in “Deep Impact”

wasn’t enough. Despite two terms

Obama could cure Cancer and

somewhere White folks will be

embroiled in protest. And he’s only

half Black.

GABE, 24, white and ruggedly handsome in spite of his shaggy

hair and “laundry day” flip flop clad ensemble, catches the

end of this as he passes - grabs his cell phone and dials...

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Justin Simien

Justin Simien is an American filmmaker, actor, and author. His first feature film, Dear White People, won the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. more…

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