“Southside With You” is based on the Obama’s first date and stars Parker Sawyers as Barack Obama and Tika Sumpter as Michelle Obama. It looks beautiful.
Let’s be honest. Aren’t we surprised that he decided to actually use Tika Sumpter, an actual Black woman to play Michelle Obama? I won’t lie. I was. We know how Hollywood wants to get rid of Black women darker than a paper bag. Remember biracial Harriet Tubman and Black face Nina Simone? I do! Bravo to John Legend for getting both roles right. It’s refreshing to see. Anyways, will you go see it?