What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this romantic comedy takes up a serious theme, the tensions that emerge in interracial dating. It features sexual references and situations, including a couple of gentle kissing scenes and one gently framed sex scene (body parts and faces in close-up). Characters use slang for intercourse and genitalia (e.g., "hoochie," "bone"). At a comedy club, the routine, focused on interracial dating, includes jokes about the DC Sniper and white men being serial killers. Characters drink at parties and at dinner.
- Families can talk about Kenya's dilemma: how does her fear of "something new" limit her experience? How is her relationship with Brian affected by comments by her parents, her friends, and her younger brother? How do attitudes toward interracial relationships change over generations?