President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama Praise First Date Movie Do The Right Thing, Celebrate Spike Lee

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama make one cute couple. The POTUS and his wife recently reflected on their first date, which took place 25 years ago and laughed about the things that Barack did to impress his future wife. 

Barack, 52, sat down with Michelle, 50, to record a video in honor of director Spike Lee on the 25th anniversary of his Oscar-nominated film Do the Right Thing

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Do the Right Thing was actually the first movie we saw together on our first official date,” Michelle explained. 

“We had eaten lunch at the Art Institute of Chicago, and had gone for a little walk, and then I took her to this new movie that everybody was talking about, directed by a guy that not that many people had heard of, but it was supposed to be pretty good,” Barack added about one of Lee’s earliest projects. 


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“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,” Michelle continued.

“So, Spike, thank you for helping me impress Michelle,” Barack said to Lee in the video. “Thank you for telling a powerful story. Today I’ve got a few more grey hairs than I did back in 1989, you don’t look like [the movie’s character] Mookie anymore, and Do the Right Thing still holds up a mirror to our society, and it makes us laugh, and think, and challenges all of us to see ourselves in one another.” 

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The First Couple’s dating life is also immortalized with a plaque in Chicago’s Hyde Park, where they shared their first kiss. “It was fantastic,” Michelle said in 2004 of their courtship. “He was definitely putting on the charm… It worked. He swept me off my feet.” The Obamas were married in 1992 in Chicago. 

Watch Barack and Michelle discuss their first date in the adorable video above. 

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