Van Peebles’ new teen movie is an edgier ‘House Party’

In his new movie, “We the Party,” Mario Van Peebles has created a different type of teen movie. It has the fun, hijinks and high-energy music that you might expect from a film in that genre, but what sets it apart from other teen movies is the raw, incredibly accurate dialogue and an acknowledgment of serious issues in an engaging, non-preachy way.

In his new movie, “We the Party,” Mario Van Peebles has created a different type of teen movie. It has the fun, hijinks and high-energy music that you might expect from a film in that genre, but what sets it apart from other teen movies is the raw, incredibly accurate dialogue and an acknowledgment of serious issues in an engaging, non-preachy way.

The teenagers in the movie talk like real teenagers do. The high school students at the center of the story casually call each other “nigga,” refer to certain girls as “doo-doo mamas” and tackle a number of issues from teen sex to the excesses of capitalism to racial profiling.

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