Queen and Slim has been described as a love letter to the Black community. The film also got a stamp of approval from celebrities like Rihanna. The movie is packed with symbolism, and many have suspected that it is based on a true story. The film provides a vivid description of the injustices of racism and police brutality.
The film follows a black couple, Slim and Queen, after they are pulled over by a white police man for a traffic violation. The couple met on Tinder, and this is their first date. A second date is unlikely, but the ensuing events render them inseparable. The situation escalates, and Slim takes the officer’s gun and shoots him dead. Queen is also injured during the struggle.
Slim and Queen are labeled cop killers by the media, and they have to go on the run. The couple is forced to embark on a dangerous cross country adventure. The video of the incident goes viral, and the couple becomes a symbol of pain and grief for the Black community. The film is not based on a true story, but it drew inspiration from some of the Black community killings in America.
Will Queen and Slim come to Netflix?
The Queen and Slim will probably not be coming to Netflix. The film will be distributed by Universal Pictures. Universal Pictures is owned by Comcast as part of its wholly owned subsidiary NBCUniversal.
NBC is set to launch its streaming service in April 2020. The streaming service, Peacock, is set to have 15,000 hours of content, and it will rival streaming platforms such as Netflix and Hulu.
It is highly likely that Queen and Slim will appear on Peacock once the streaming service launches.
Similar films on Netflix
Fortunately, there are films like Queen and Slim that you can stream on Netflix.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before – The film is based off the novel by Jenny Han. It follows the story of a young girl, whose letters to her secret crushes are released without her knowledge. She is confronted by her old crush, and they resolve to fake a relationship with the hope of ending up with the ones they really want to be with.
The Graduate – The film follows a bored college graduate who results to sleeping with his older neighbor. He starts this relationship to avoid questions about what he wants to do with his life.