New Movie Trailer ( Southside With You ) The Story Of President Barack Obama And Michelle Obama First Date
|New Movie Trailer ( Southside With You ) The Story Of|
President Barack Obama And Michelle Obama First Date
|Michelle Obama And Barack Obama|
Writer-director Richard Tanne took Barack and Michelle Obama’s rom-com meet-cute and dramatized it for Southside With You, which premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival.
Now, John Legend, who executive produced the film, has shared the first trailer, which gives us a fictionalized look at the Obamas’ first-ever date.
Parker Sawyers stars as the future president, who takes a summer job at a Chicago law firm in 1989.
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Michelle and Barack Obama
Back then, she was merely Barack Obama's summer supervisor and she had absolutely no time for his tardiness, his silver tongue or his multiple requests for a date. "How’s it gonna look if I start dating the first cute black guy that walks through the firm’s door?" Michelle (played by Tika Sumpter) asks in the first trailer for Southside With You. "It would be tacky."
And yet, somewhere between those initial rebuffs and the close of their first date, Parker Sawyers’ Barack Obama won Michelle over.
Maybe it was that boyish charm. Or, those "Dumbo" ears. Or, the unaffected way that he articulated his dreams to better the community around him.
Southside With You traces the arc of that first date back in 1989, following the couple as they take in art, discuss their civic ambitions and share an ice cream cone their first kiss.