‘Queen & Slim’ Was… Interesting

December 3, 2019

Monday, December 2nd

Happy Monday. Today was a whirlwind… finally got to check up with the doctor’s and ended up balling the entire time. I feel like my wrist isn’t healing as fast as it could and it’s killing me inside. He took off my cast and I saw the stitches and the trauma came back instantly. 🙁 Part of the recovery process is going to be learning how to use my wrist again and it fucking hurts. The physical pain is almost as bad as the emotional pain.

Tried to get back to work today and did as much as I could. Also finally smoked for the first time since my accident and I have to say it helped a lot. Tonight, I finally got to go see Queen & Slim. Shout out to my baby girl Cherise for going with me & driving me. I hate being handicapped right now but honestly, it reminds you this is what friends are for. We hit the 8:30 PM showing at AMC Burbank Town Center 6, and our theater was packed. It seems like the hype for this movie is still ongoing after weeks.

IMDB plot: A couple’s first date takes an unexpected turn when a police officer pulls them over.

This one line describing the entire movie (which lasted 2 hours and 12 minutes) definitely does not do it justice. I actually know Lena Waithe too who wrote the script, so it was dope to see her masterpiece. The movie is directed by Melina Matsoukas whom I got to speak with at the Queen & Slim red carpet premiere at TCL Chinese theaters. I must say after watching the film, the soundtrack might be better than the actual movie lmao.

The plot essentially surrounds racism, social injustice, and police brutality. The entire theme centered around this beautiful black couple, who initially meets on a Tinder date at a diner. On their way home, they were pulled over and a white cop was harassing them. The black male proceeds to do what he asks but it ends in violence and self-defense — killing the white police officer. From that point on, the couple flees.

I’m not sure how I feel about this movie. Someone told me it was like the modern-day Bonnie & Clyde… which could be a pretty accurate description. The concept of black love and family were highlighted throughout the whole movie. The film got crazy bomb reviews on Rotten Tomatoes: 94%. The only problems I have were the corniness factor and just how unrealistic most of the scenes were. I hate when movies that play out in ways that would never happen in today’s world.

Overall, it was very entertaining though. Shit, I’d go see it just to be part of the conversation.

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