Queen & Slim Isn’t For Black People

Queen & Slim, released on Thanksgiving Day, has been heavily marketed as a movie for Black people.

It’s what people will sometimes refer to as a “unapologetically Black” production; it’s written by a queer Black woman (Lena Waite), directed by a Black woman (Melina Matsoukas), stars two dark-skinned Black people (Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith), and puts Black culture on display.