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Obamas Go on Their First Date in ‘Southside With You’ Trailer

“This is not a date,” declares Tika Sumpter’s Michelle Robinson in the first trailer for “Southside With You,” the film about Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date in 1989 Chicago.

The trailer shows Robinson as initially reluctant to go to a community event with her law firm’s summer associate, Barack Obama, played by Parker Sawyer. “How’s it gonna look if I start dating the first cute black guy who walks through the firm’s doors? It would be tacky.”

However, the “date” for the future First Couple then goes well. The duo went to the Art Institute and saw Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing,” shared a first kiss and subsequently married in 1992.

Richard Tanne (“Worst Friends”) directed from his own screenplay.

John Legend exec produced. Vanessa Bell Calloway and Jerod Haynes also star.

Miramax and Roadside Attractions bought the movie following its premiere at Sundance. It hits theaters on Aug. 26.

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