June 30 is the 25th anniversary of “Do the Right Thing” and the Obamas share a special connection to the film.
President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama went on their first date 25 years ago and saw the Spike Lee joint.
And for that sentimental reason, the Obamas taped a special message before a screening of the film at Los Angeles County Museum of Art last Friday night.
“We had eaten lunch at the Art Institute of Chicago, gone for a little walk and then I took her to this new movie everybody was talking about, directed by a guy that not that many people had heard of, but it was supposed to be pretty good,” President Obama said in the message.
A racially-charged, sociopolitical and independent film isn’t necessary a date movie, but for the two intellectuals — they enjoyed themselves.
“He was trying to show me his sophisticated side by selecting an independent filmmaker, and it ended up being a pretty good movie — really great,” the First Lady said.
And 25 years after getting together, the President thanked Lee for helping him impress the first lady.
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1. 1. President Obama, First Lady Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha. (AP)
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2. 2. Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith, Willow Smith and Jaden Smith.
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3. 3. Trey Smith & Will Smith & Jaden Smith & Willow Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith.
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4. 5. Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker.
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5. 6. Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance with their children.
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6. 7. Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance with their children.
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7. 8. Malaak Compton-Rock and Chris Rock.
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8. 9. Malaak Compton-Rock and Chris Rock and children.
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9. 11. Snoop Dogg and son Corde "Spank" Broadus.
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10. 12. Holly Robinson and Rodney Peete.
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11. 14. Denzel, Pauletta and son.
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12. 15. Denzel and Pauletta Washington.
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13. 17. Heidi Klum & Seal with children in Soho.
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14. 18. Terry Crews at Nickelodeon's 23rd Annual Kids' Choice Awards.
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15. 19. Terry Crews & Family at the "Get Smart" Los Angeles Premiere
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