Queen & Slim: The Film With Swagga

Queen (Jodie Turner-Smith) and Slim (Daniel Kaluuya) in “Queen & Slim,” directed by Melina Matsoukas.

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Queen & Slim is ruling at the box office along with other film royalty and the controversial. storyline is the talk of social media.  But where did the film’s name originate?

Writer Lena Waithe, who incidentally, liked Right On! Digital’s Cynthia Horner’s tweet about the film disclosed,  “I named her (the character) Queen because I think all Black women are Queens,” Waithe says. “And Slim is an old-school affectionate term that Black men used to call each other. I wanted to tell a story about two very different Black people who are forced to be in a car together, who ultimately fall in love and around whom the outside world would create their own story and mythology. The story really comes down to the heroes that we create for ourselves to give us hope.”

 

DANIEL KALUUYA WEIGHS IN ON HIS CHARACTER SLIM. LISTEN HERE: