If you took a bit of the story of Orange County, then set it in Inglewood, add some shine for 90s hip hop and a drug dealer twist, then it looks like you have something around the neighborhood of Dope.
Rick Famuyiwa’s Dope follows a straight laced, straight A kid who is trying to get into the best college he can and also, simultaneously, live up to the title of the movie.
The journey, according to this trailer, looks like it’ll be a jovial ride tinged with the nostalgia of hip from two decades ago. It certainly struck a chord with the Sundance crowd earlier this year as it sold at the festival.
FYI, Dope comes out June 19th.