Queen & Slim is an upcoming American Drama film directed by Melina Matsoukas and written by James Frey, Lena Waithe . "Queen & Slim" It is not necessary that we say it: the synopsis of Queen & Slim already says it for us. We are facing "a powerful love story that creates awareness and confronts the amazing human cost of racism and the devastating price of violence." And obviously, the trailer proves it. The breakthrough is a spectacular arrowhead that opens the way for this amazing Emma Waithe film, which Master of None brought us, in which Melina Matsoukas debuts as director.
As an exercise of tension and narration as an act of artistic protest that evokes a lot to the campaigns we are seeing in Nike and others, Queen & Slim begins like any Shakespearean tragedy: with a happy situation that, little by little, degrades. After a first date in Ohio, a black man (Daniel Kaluuya, who shined in Get Out!) And a black woman (Jodie Turner-Smith, in his first starring role in the cinema), are arrested for a minor traffic violation . And it is no less that we highlight the racial factor of the equation. It is that the fact that the protagonists are African-American is the one that makes the story spiral towards intensity and, with sudden and tragic results, the man kills the police officer in self-defense. Terrified and fearful for their lives, the trade clerk and the criminal defense attorney are forced to flee."
Principal photography commenced on April 12, 2018 in Arizona, United States and concluded on June 5, 2019. The film is set for release on November 27, 2019.