Barack & Michelle Get Ready For First Date In New 'Southside With You' Clip
President Obama and wife Michelle Obama have set a standard for presidential couples since first entering the White House back in 2009.
But before that the two's beautiful and inspiring partnership and relationship began with a simple first date, which is what Southside With You is all about.
Directed by Richard Tanne, the forthcoming film is a lighthearted dramedy that follows a young Barack and future First Lady Michelle on their first date during the summer of 1989. Parker Sawyers portrays the former while the latter is played by Tika Sumpter.
In a recently released preview clip viewers get to see how the two's first date wasn't really a date at all. They're both obviously excited for their first solo hang together, but are playing things cool: Michelle primps and eats with her family while denying that it's a date; Barack coolly smokes a cigarette and reads a book in a wife beater.
Prior to that a trailer had been released that shows more of what happens on the two's adventure through Chicago, as Barack suggests that they get food and go to an exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago, before attending a community meeting on the South Side as colleagues. "This is not a date," Michelle says in response. What follows after is a day of seeing the world the two inhabit, and how they hope to incite positive change someday.
Although Barack and Michelle's relationship serves as the film's focal point it also seems to do a great job of capturing how the couple would become so iconic, their desire to make the world a better place embodied in the positions they successfully earned back in 2008, and ultimately becoming America's first black presidential family.
"I just want to do more," a young Michelle tells a young Barack in one of the trailer's scenes. "So do I," he responds.
Southside With You comes out on August 26. Check out the trailer new preview clip below.