This film is genius! It should be very high on the list of movies to view later this month. #QueenandSlim is a #DELUXmovies Movie Pick of the Month so we are going to send (5) readers and their guests to the 11/21 Queen & Slim advance screening in St. Louis! Check out the trailer and Synopsis and answer our trivia question for a chance to see it before it hits theaters.

DELUX MAG INVITES YOU AND A GUEST TO Queen & Slim Advance Screening but you have to answer our Trivia Question!

Emmy Award winning writer Lena Waithe was born in which Midwestern City?

DIRECTOR: Melina Matsoukas

CAST: Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith, Bokeem Woodbine, Chloë Sevigny, Flea, John Sturgill Simpson, Indya Moore

SYNOPSIS: From two-time Grammy award winning director Melina Matsoukas, the visionary filmmaker behind this generation’s most powerful pop-culture experiences, including HBO’s Insecure, the Emmy award-winning “Thanksgiving” episode of Netflix’s Master of None, and Beyonce’s “Formation,” and from trailblazing, Emmy-winning writer Lena Waithe (Netflix’s Master of None), comes the 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 defense 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 Set It Off 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.


RATING: QUEEN & SLIM has been rated (Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Guardian) for violence, some strong sexuality, nudity, pervasive language, and brief drug use.  

RUN TIME: 132 minutes

DeWarren Smith