Queen and Slim is going to be one of the big films to watch for 2020. It has already been released in the US to great reviews, Rhianna was at the premiere and raved about it, release date in the UK is Jan 31st.
Staring the brilliant Daniel Kaluuya from Get Out and Jodie Turner-Smith, Bokeem Woodbine, Chloë Sevigny, Flea, Sturgill Simpson and Indya Moore.
Queen and Slim feels like a story on the news but it’s inspired by headlines rather that based in one true story. It’s a love story following Queen and Slim on the night of their first date before a white police officer pulls their vehicle over, citing a traffic violation. Queen, an attorney, adamantly criticizes the officer’s abusive treatment of Slim, and when the situation escalates, Slim ends up shooting and killing the cop in an act of self-defense. From then on they travel across America on a high-stakes cross-country adventure.