Melina Matsoukas film Queen & Slim has been collecting some amazing buzz and today we get the First Trailer. Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith are first daters on a forgettable date.
This film marks Turner-Smith in her first feature film simply known as Black Woman with Kaluuya as Black Man. The pair go on a first date that’s going nowhere, could things get worse? Yes. After been pulled over by the police the pair must go on the run after an altercation leaves a cop dead.
Everything from Bonnie And Clyde to Thelma & Louise. Complex film, which feel like of has a lot of heart a study looking at police brutality and racism.
From trailblazing, Emmy-winning writer Lena Waithe (Netflix’s Master of None) and Melina Matsoukas, the visionary director of some of this generation’s most powerful pop-culture experiences, including Beyonce’s “Formation” and the Nike “Equality” campaign, comes Makeready’s unflinching new drama, Queen & Slim.
While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a black man (Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya) and a black woman (Jodie Turner-Smith, in her first starring feature-film role), are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates, with sudden and tragic results, when the man kills the police officer in self-defense. Terrified and in fear for their lives, the man, a retail employee, and the woman, a criminal defence lawyer, are forced to go on the run. But the incident is captured on video and goes viral, and the couple unwittingly become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people across the country.
As they drive, these two unlikely fugitives will discover themselves and each other in the most dire and desperate of circumstances, and will forge a deep and powerful love that will reveal their shared humanity and shape the rest of their lives. Joining a legacy of films such as Bonnie and Clyde and Thelma & Louise, Queen & Slim is a powerful, consciousness-raising love story that confronts the staggering human toll of racism and the life-shattering price of violence.
Queen & Slim also stars Bokeem Woodbine, Chloë Sevigny. The film will arrive in UK and Irish Cinemas from January 2020 released by Entertainment One.