How to Tell You're a Douchebag
Debuting at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, this absolutely of-the-moment African-American romantic comedy tells the story of a misogynist who falls in love. Sexy, smart, and funny, “How to Tell You're a Douchebag” follows Brooklyn-based relationship blogger Ray Livingston (Charles Brice) — whose Occasionally Dating Black Women blog has made him more infamous than famous — as he meets his match in up-and-coming writer Rochelle Marseille (DeWanda Wise). Fresh and authentic, “How to Tell You're a Douchebag” is produced by St. Louis native Marttise Hill, whose “Love, Guns and Amy” won Best Relationship Short at the 2011 St. Louis Filmmakers’ Showcase. Hill also served as a producer on another well-received Sundance selection, the St. Louis-shot “Cronies,” which screened at last year’s SLIFF. Praising the film’s “dazzling dark brown faces, witty dialogue and plenty of laugh-out-loud moments,” Indiewire observes: “Black romance in film has fallen by the wayside in favor of buddy comedies or ensemble features. First-time feature director Tahir Jetter’s ‘How to Tell You’re a Douchebag’ has the potential to help reinvigorate the genre for the 21st century.