R | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Producer Lena Waithe and writer-director Justin Simien met in a scriptwriter's group. Despite the fact that the script was over 200 pages long, Waithe was so impressed with Simien's writing that she told him if he could figure out a way to streamline the script she would produce it, despite having never produced a film before.
You wanna know why they used to call me "Black Mitch"?
Colandrea 'Coco' Conners: Nobody called you that.
When Sam is in the dining hall and chastises Kurt for eating in their dining hall - just before she stands up; she closes her Macbook twice.
The end credits include photographs of the real-life blackface (and brownface) college parties that inspired the film's climax.
$347,959 19 October 2014