Dear White People is a Netflix original series, a spin-off to the 2014 movie under the same title. The show is scheduled to be released online during the first quarter of 2017, which means that you still have time to catch up on the movie if you haven’t done so already. Justin Siemen, the director of the movie, will return to write and direct most of the ten 30-minute-long episodes under the Lionsgate stamp. This is the second show of the company after the massive hit Orange Is The New Black. Nonetheless, if you live outside the U.S. you’ll most likely have to wait a few months to find it listed on your country’s Netflix library, unless, of course, you opt for a VPN.
The Movie and the Series
When we talk about spin-offs, series in particular, it is pretty much required to watch the original source to understand the whole thing. This case is no different, as the links to the movie are more than obvious. In fact, besides introducing new actors such as Antoinette Robertson, DeRon Horton or Logan Browning as some of the main characters, the series will also feature some of the recurring actors from the movie including Brandon P. Bell, Marque Richardson, Nia Long and more.
The movie is a satire about the various forms of racial and other types of discrimination, issues that have been at high lately, observing the lives of four African American students at a predominantly white Ivy League college from a comical approach. Justin Simien’s first feature film was a hit, winning the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014. Therefore, the series is anticipated with great expectations, and is counted as one of the heavy weapons of Netflix for 2017.
Dear Netflix Access
We all know how infuriating geo-blocks are and how short Netflix libraries outside the US are. If you’re a foreigner trying to get access to this and other prime content of the popular media streaming service in 2017, and you simply cannot wait months, you may as well invest in a VPN. Adding a VPN to an international subscription of Netflix grants you some sweet relaxing time. All you need is a Virtual Private Network provider offering (preferably) more than one server in the U.S. Just connect to one of them via your desktop client or mobile app, and you’ll be given an American IP address making Netflix “think” you’re physically in the U.S. (as long as you don’t use one of the banned VPNs), granting you access its entire library. Furthermore, if you want to enjoy your entertainment on other devices, but they don’t support VPNs directly, a VPN router configuration may come in handy to access Netflix on gaming consoles, smart TVs and more, since the VPN will act over the “root” of the signal, instead of the device itself.