Last night, I was invited to a preview screening of Queen & Slim, a film written by Lena Waithe and directed by Melina Matsoukas that follows two individuals (Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner Smith) whose blind date takes a drastic turn after they mistakenly kill a cop, and go on the run.
The modern day Bonnie & Clyde x Set it Off mash up is beautifully shot and features a banging soundtrack, vivid cinematography, and amazing costume direction–Shiona Turini styled characters in Gucci x Dapper Dan monogram looks, Sean John velour suits, and bright sparkly pieces. Jodie Turner Smith aka Queen opens the film in a cream on cream look with a suede jacket and ends it in a yellow zebra mini dress and snakeskin boots–Bomb!.
The movie takes you on a ride, and during the 90 minute journey, you are rooting for Queen & Slim to make it, to evade the cops and get to the promised land.
Queen & Slim is in theaters November 27th.