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Lena Waithe and James Frey’s story of affection on the run lastly has its first trailer, and it is a rattling good one. Queen & Slim follows the journey of the titular characters — performed by big-screen newcomer Jodie Turner-Smith and Get Out‘s Daniel Kaluuya, respectively — as the 2 meet up for a primary date that goes horrifically awry after they get pulled over for a minor visitors infraction. When the state of affairs rapidly goes left, Slim shoots a police officer in self-defense, and the 2 flee for his or her lives, setting off a dangerous chain of occasions.
Directed by well-known music video director Melina Matsoukas (who additionally helmed the acclaimed Grasp of None episode “Thanksgiving” and several other episodes of Insecure), the movie calls again to dynamic movie duos like Thelma and Louise and, after all, Bonnie and Clyde. But when the primary look tells us something, Queen & Slim is ready to be one thing extra than simply about two individuals on the run for freedom; it is meant to be a “consciousness-raising love story that confronts the staggering human toll of racism and the life-shattering worth of violence.”
Waithe beforehand referred to the movie as “protest artwork,” and that imaginative and prescient is obvious within the trailer — which already has a soundtrack we can not wait to completely discover. Try the video above, and be careful Queen & Slim in theaters on Nov. 27.
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