They are one of the most famous couples in the world. Loved by millions, they are not afraid to show everyone the love they share for each other and their family.
So, who are we on about? Michelle and Barack Obama of course! Inspired by their beautiful relationship, Richard Tanne presents his romantic and intimate directorial debut, Southside With You, which follows the story of the charming first-year law associate Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers), as he takes reluctant attorney Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) on a daylong trip in and around Chicago’s South Side in 1989.
Michelle is a career-oriented, Ivy League-educated attorney and the only black woman at her firm. She has a certain persona she likes to uphold, and does not want to be persevered improperly, and the last thing she wants is for her superiors to judge her on her relationship with the only other Adrica-American in the firm, Barack Obama.
Despite sharing the same concerns as Michelle, Barack’s profound attraction is too strong, and he believes that he can remain professional and capture her heart at the same time.
Although the pair have no inkling they will someday make history together, their date marks the first spark of romance between the future first couple, making this sweet and inspiring love story all the more poignant.
Here’s what their first date might have been like…
Southside With You is out in UK cinemas on 10th September 2016.