While America moves on to Trump, Netflix decided to look into President Barack Obama’s history. Barry, starring Devon Terrell as an young Obama looks into his early years as a student. The film goes live on Netflix on December 16th.
The trailer of the film shows a young Obama struggling to find his place in college and society. As a biracial American “from Honolulu, mostly,” Obama he grapples to figure out “his scene”.
“You know I’m the only black person in four of my five classes,” Obama tells a white classmate in a scene in the trailer.
“You’re half white, too. You can fit in anywhere,” the classmate responds.
“I fit in nowhere,” Obama says.
Directed by Vikram Gandhi, Barry was screened at TIFF this year before being acquired by Netflix. Devon Terrell is a young actor from Australia who has been cast in the lead role. As he barely has any online presence, we decided to check him out on Instagram. And look what we found. Here’s young Barack Obama sweating it out to some good ol’ Rihanna.
A video posted by Devon Terrell (@devon.terrell) on
Check out the trailer of Barry right here: