By Vanessa Martinez | Shadow and Act February 28, 2012 at 7:49PM
The teen dramedy We The Party, directed by Mario Van Peebles, has just released it's official trailer. The film, described as a cutting edge hip-hop-infused dramedy about the first generation of high schoolers to come of age during the Obama years, stars Michael Jai White, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Snoop Dogg, Melvin Van Peebles, Tiny Lister and several other actors and musicians.
We The Party will be released in limited theaters on April 6th.
Here's the 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.
Check out the trailer below and official poster underneath it: