Join the club (although I doubt this blatant propaganda flick bothers them).
Apparently, even the Obamas are somewhat dismayed that the story of about their first date has been made into a feature-length film.
During a Q&A at the film’s premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, Richard Tanne was asked if the Obamas know about the movie. “We’ve heard from some pretty reliable sources that they are aware,” he answered. “They are excited. And they are also a little baffled by its existence.”
It is somewhat baffling, but understandable to a degree. Barack Obama is this country’s first Black president. His wife, Michelle Obama, is revered by communities of all backgrounds, but even more strongly in the Black community (and rightly so). Even so, I was a bit weary about seeing their lives depicted in film so soon much less as a romantic comedy. Weary because it still feels so soon to be looking back at history as it continues to take place. Curious how people who haven’t even left the White House to start their post-White House lives are already being mythologized.
Then again, we now live in a time where everything feels instantaneous. No one waits anymore. Not even The Obamas can escape that.