Tessa Thompson talks about using a ‘White voice’ with Lakeith Stanfield

Tessa Thompson and Lakeith Stanfield are both starring in the Boots Riley-directed film, Sorry to Bother You, which takes place in an alternate reality of present-day Oakland, Calif. The film dives headfirst into the controversial topic of gentrification and the identity issues that the city of Oakland is facing due to the impact of corporate oppression. The film hits theaters Friday, July 6, and is sure to resonate with people around the country who can relate to the reality of finding a corporate job yet not selling out to the pressures of White America.

Mike Melendy

Cinematographer, photographer, and camera professional from San Francisco, California based in Hollywood.