Queen & Slim

Queen & Slim
Queen & Slim
  • R
  • 2h 2m
  • 2019
Certified Fresh83%
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From Emmy-winning writer Lena Waithe and Grammy Award-winning director Melina Matsoukas, comes the unflinching new drama, Queen & Slim. On a first date, a black man and woman are stopped by a policeman over a minor traffic infraction. As the situation spirals, the man kills the officer in self-defense, forcing the two to go on the run. As they drive, these two unlikely fugitives discover themselves in the most dire of circumstances, forging a powerful love that reveals their shared humanity and shapes the rest of their lives.

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Certified Fresh83%
Critics Consensus: Stylish, provocative, and powerful, Queen & Slim tells a gripping fugitive story steeped in timely, thoughtful subtext.
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Common Sense Says
Romantic thriller has violence, but there's love, too.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Queen & Slim is an intense, mature romantic thriller starring Jodie Turner-Smith and Daniel Kaluuya and written by Lena Waithe. It's timely, provocative, and bold, and it deals with big, serious themes, including Black male vulnerability, the unspoken connectedness within many marginalized communities, the allyship that exists between veterans, the notion that "Black love" can heal, and the reality that not all activism is positive. There's also an underlying idea that just because someone is the same ethnicity or color as you, that doesn't necessarily mean that they think like you or will genuinely advocate for you. Several scenes include graphic violence, including guns and deaths. Bare body parts (including breasts and buttocks) are seen in a fairly graphic sex scene, and some women wear revealing/suggestive clothing. Characters drink and smoke (both pot and cigarettes), and there's constant extreme language, from "f--k" and "s--t' to the "N" word and more. Despite the movie's intensity, characters choose love in what some may consider to be a very dark situation, and they opt to live life without inhibition. And viewers get to see a Black man and Black woman advocate for each other on the deepest level, which is a positive counter-stereotype.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date:November 27, 2019
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