Barack Obama’s College Years: ‘Wildly Pretentious’By Jane Reed, UniversityHerald Reporter
President Barack Obama may be preparing to move out of the White House and the Oval Office. But the current President of the United States recalls his memories as a college student. Now, 55 years old, he remembers how he was unable to express himself and how he was unable to date more girls.
Barack Obama studied at Columbia University. He graduated with a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Political Science in 1983. Although his CV looks serious, he describes his college years as "wildly pretentious," as reported by the Chicago Tribune.
Now, the world is going to see how he was as a college student in Netflix's upcoming "Barry," as reported by Time. It is a nostalgic look at the president's younger years. As he prepares to write a post-presidential book, Obama tells his old friend David Axelrod about how he was reading his old journals and letters to college girls he was dating at the time. He remembers that he was described by girls to be too intense. He nudged Axelrod and said that he should have tried more when it comes to dating girls.
"Barry" is going to focus on his relationship with a Caucasian woman who is described to be a composite character of those Barack Obama dated during the time. It was also a time when he was grappling the challenging views on inter-racial relationships and marriages. His parents were an example of that. The movie will also feature the current president smoking, partying, dancing and dating.
For the most part, Barack Obama recalls that he was a stuffy guy back in college. He traversed the college halls without humor and would not participate in parties because he would rather read the works of the French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre.
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Check out the official Netflix trailer of "Barry" below: