‘The Hate U Give’ Trailer: The Black Lives Matter Movement Meets The Coming-Of-Age Teen Experience Drama

The Playlist | 6/25/2018 | Tyler Casalini
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Following the teaser’s initial premiere at VidCon earlier this week, we now have a full trailer for “The Hate U Give,” the newest teen/social injustice drama from soulful director George Tillman Jr. Playing as a coming-of-age story, the film centers on a young and underprivileged high school student Starr Carter (played by Amandla Stenberg from “Everything, Everything”). Surrounded by a boisterous and multifarious community, Starr is forced to find and raise her voice against injustice after she witnesses the murder of her childhood friend at the hands of the police.

Considering our current socio-political climate, and the real-life day-to-day injustice that takes place throughout the country, “The Hate U Give” seems to be a fearless response, accessibly tackling these daunting issues upfront. Directed by George Tillman Jr. (whose proven his steady hand on heavy dramas with” Notorious,” and a few episodes of “This is Us”), “The Hate U Give” is adapted for the...
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