Sorry To Bother You centers on a telemarketer named Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) who finds himself climbing up the ladder after utilizing his “white voice” to bond with clients. Tessa Thompson, who worked with Stanfield on Selma, plays Cassius’ artist girlfriend Detroit.
“I think what you’re seeing is this sort of real desire to talk about some old ideas in new ways – for marginalized groups to be dignified,” said Thompson. “And to be set free by being the central part of a narrative. That, to me, is why a film like Sorry To Bother You is right on time.”
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Sorry To Bother You, co-starring Armie Hammer and Danny Glover, is now playing in select theaters.