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How A Movie Filled With Coke And Dicks Explodes White Privilege

White Girl is ostensibly the story of a college girl who moves to Queens for the cheap rent, hooks up with a Puerto Rican drug dealer, and ruins his life, interspersed with graphic sex and indiscriminate drug use. But it’s actually a trenchant critique of the privilege afforded young, beautiful, white women, and the wreckage they can leave behind.

23 Movies From Sundance You Need To Know About

We watched a lot at the annual film festival in Park City, Utah so you didn’t have to — and these are the films worth talking about. In no particular order!

What It's Like To Re-Create Barack And Michelle Obama Falling In Love

The stars and director of Southside With You, which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, talk with BuzzFeed News about the challenges of playing the president and first lady before they became the most famous couple in the world.

Why A Teen Pregnancy Movie Sidesteps Race

A new film looks at pregnancy through two very different women — one a black teenager, one a white schoolteacher — but foregrounds class and economic issues instead of race.

The Fascinating New Documentary You Won't Be Able To Shake

The Wolfpack, about a family of brothers who rarely left their Manhattan apartment while growing up, was one of the biggest breakouts at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. It raises as many questions as it answers.

The Force Behind Sundance’s “Potent” Black Films

Several films exploring black lives both past and present resonated strongly with Sundance audiences, regardless of race. “Black stories are human stories … and belong to everyone,” Shari Frilot, senior programmer for the Sundance Film Festival, told BuzzFeed News.

The Year Sex Took Over Sundance

From a teenage girl's sexual awakening to gay men in a three-way, from incredibly flexible gymnastic sex to a mother having her way with a teddy bear, the 2015 Sundance Film Festival unabashedly explored areas of human sexuality rarely seen in feature films. Warning: MAJOR SPOILERS!

One Of The Hottest Movies Of The Year Almost Didn’t Happen

Rick Famuyiwa, the director of Dope talks to BuzzFeed News about how he rediscovered his voice and created his best film yet. “When you’re making films with people of color in them … each one has to almost speak for the entire race.”

Meet Your Future Favorite Teen Movies

Three edgy films about adolescence — The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Me & Earl & the Dying Girl, and Dope — are the breakout hits of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

The Sundance Film That Explores The Tragic Killing Of A Black Florida Teenager

3 1/2 Minutes is the story of 17-year-old Jordan Davis, who was killed at a Florida gas station for not turning his music down. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house during this screening. UPDATE: On Jan. 31, HBO announced that it had purchased the documentary. On Oct. 5, HBO announced it will debut Monday, Nov. 23 at 9 p.m. ET — the three-year anniversary of Jordan Davis' murder.

What It's Like To Have A Hit Movie At Sundance

Director Craig Johnson and co-writer Mark Heyman felt their film The Skeleton Twins, starring Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig, was good — but they were still overwhelmed by its reception at the Sundance Film Festival.

How George Takei Made It Through Sundance

BuzzFeed shadowed the Star Trek star, the subject of the new feature documentary To Be Takei, as he and husband Brad Takei braved the wilds of the Sundance Film Festival.

50 Highly Anticipated Films At The 2014 Sundance Film Festival

From a drama starring two recent SNL favorites to a documentary about Mitt Romney to plenty of zombies, there are all kinds of movies for all kinds of people at this year's premier Park City-set independent film fest. In no particular order!

8 Trends Defining Sundance 2013

The years of uncontrolled glitz may be in the past, but the festival is still capable of making waves.

Sundance Gives Dick Cheney A Chance

Director RJ Cutler takes an intimate look at the former Vice-President's career in The World According to Dick Cheney.

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