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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Trailer Watch: Salma Hayek Attends the Trumpiest Dinner Party Ever in BEATRIZ AT DINNER

A few weeks after the U.S. presidential election of Donald Trump last year, my friends began to worry about what was to become of the social order in America—whether our white friends would become more comfortable with casual racism and whether our professional spaces would become more rampant with once subverted racial commentary now that the new appointment has supported a a standard of "honesty" over political correctness. Our worst fears pretty much look like the trailer for BEATRIZ AT DINNER.

The drama stars Salma Hayek as the title character, a Mexican-born American who gets invited to a white friend's (Connie Britton) dinner party and soon realizes that she's the only person of color at a table of white upper-class faces. Tensions flare once one of the privileged guests (John Lithgow) brings up immigration and capitalism. More in the synopsis:

Beatriz (Salma Hayek), an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a health practitioner in Los Angeles. Doug Strutt (John Lithgow) is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide and neither will ever be the same.

Watch the trailer:

I'm really intrigued to see how this will play out. It definitely has the potential to be great. What say you?

BEATRIZ AT DINNER opens in theaters June 9. 


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