By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act September 17, 2013 at 5:50PM
5 - And finally, Mario Van Peebles' hip-hop-infused teen dramedy We The Party, which follows five friends as they deal with romance, money, prom, college, sex, bullies, fitting in and and finding themselves, and features an ensemble cast that includes Michael Jai White, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Snoop Dogg, Melvin Van Peebles, Tiny Lister and several other actors and musicians.
Here's an official synopsis:
A revealing look at contemporary youth culture, writer-director Mario Van Peebles’ WE THE PARTY shows teenagers as they are, not as adults would like them to be. Set amidst the latest trends in music, dance and fashion, WE THE PARTY is a colorful, cutting-edge comedy set in an ethnically diverse Los Angeles high school during America’s first black president. The film focuses on five friends as they deal with romance, money, prom, college, sex, bullies, facebook, fitting in, standing out, and finding themselves. Evoking such classic teen comedies as The Breakfast Club and House Party but with an attitude and style all its own, WE THE PARTY captures the hopes, confusion, challenges and dreams of today’s teenagers as they plunge headlong into an uncertain future.
The film also features some of the latest teenage bands and dance crews that you may or may not have heard of.
Here's the film's trailer for a reminder: