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 ... ...
My man, how come you never come to BSU?
Lionel Higgins: I listen to Mumford and Sons and watch Robert Altman movies . Do you really think I'm black enough for the Union?
Smoothe: Yo! I *love* Robert Altman! Motherfucker goes *in*!
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 (USA) (17 October 2014)
$4,404,154 (USA) (25 January 2015)