Photography: Andre D. Wagner/Universal Pictures

‘Queen & Slim’ Is a Much-Needed Celebration of Black Love, Rage, and Liberation

Melina Matsoukas and Lena Waithe’s new film reminds us that even in the face of brutality, there’s always beauty in our resistance

There are no joyrides or armed robberies, just two Black folks “facing down systemic abuse and accepting the price of freedom.”

As Queen and Slim teach us, right now in this moment, we are each other’s dreams, regardless of whether they are achieved or deferred.

Kellee Terrell is an award-winning filmmaker and journalist, loving daughter, zombie slayer and most importantly, not the one.

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