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Spike Lee Is Responsible for The Obama's Marriage?

 

It's the 25th anniversary of Spike Lee's movie "Do the Right Thing" and besides all of the social commentary and conversation we got out of it, we also might not have our First Family without it.

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As part of the celebration of the film's birthday, Barack and Michelle Obama released a message on Saturday explaining they saw the movie on their first date. 

“We’d 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. “He was trying to show me his sophisticated side by selecting an independent filmmaker,” the First Lady adds, “and it ended up being a pretty good movie — really great!” The President continues, “So Spike, thank you for helping me impress Michelle, and thank you for telling a powerful story.”  

 

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