It is becoming really exhausting to watch these ridiculous pieces of fiction that the filmmakers want us to treat as open windows of our reality. It is even more exhausting to watch timid film critics dance on eggshells not to criticize these films to avoid ‘ist’ and ‘ism’ labels from the same people who created this ridiculous shit in the first place.
Over the last 5 years, the radical LGBT organization that leeches off of the black community known as Black Lives Matter has created this alternative universe wherein the minds of black activists, racist white police officers look at black people and their 1920s southern democrat genes take over to kill every black person in sight. In this alternate reality, this is the biggest threat to black people in the United States of America. So much so, that we must hug our children and cry every day because you never know when an alt-right cop might shoot our children in order to prove that Hilter did nothing wrong.
While the films and television shows are clearly fiction borderlining on fantasy, the people behind them want you to believe in “their reality” or “their truth”. That brings us to Queen & Slim, another pro-Black Lives Matter piece that is propped up in bright lights and Blaxploitation by intersectional feminists to sell THEIR truth to black people. Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith star as a young black couple who go out on a blind date. On their way back home, the black couple is pulled over by an angry Nazi cop who of course threatens their lives due to his irrational reaction to skin tone. This causes the couple to kill the cop in self-defense and become folk heroes to every black person who hates cops due to the alternate reality the puppet masters of the left have created for them.
This film like so many others assumes that you accept their truth that white officers have a bloodlust for black Americans and seeing how these films are marketed to black audiences, there may be a reason behind it. The film pushes the same media created narratives behind sensationalized stories such as Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, and Sandra Gland in order to stand on the pedestal that claims truth to power. The greatest irony in that is the social justice elements of the film is it’s biggest Achilles heel. When you spend years convincing your audience that your fantasy film is a reality, they believe what they are seeing is a documentary rather than a drama. When your terrified audience can’t tell the difference between fiction and non-fiction, you have successfully taken your own audience out of the film.
Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith are supposed to be the modern-day Bonnie and Clyde but they have no chemistry as a couple. Now you can write this off due to the fact the characters only went on one date before their police incident but if you can’t create chemistry between your leads then you have already fundamentally failed as a romantic film. That blame would have to go on writer Lena Waithe, the chemistry between the two leads are never established because it is secondary to narrative of black identity in 2019, the narrative from intersectional feminists.
Other reviewers may wish to walk on eggshells trying to give a pass for the glaring issues in storytelling like it’s jarring tone from scene to scene and the film’s underdeveloped characters but those people are just putting frosting on a burnt cake in hopes that audiences don’t miss the crusty taste of a lecture. However, trying to excuse these poorly executed fantasy disguised as reality movies and the people behind them is exactly how Hollywood gets away with moving up the ladder while losing every game in the process aka failing upwards. Queen & Slim succeeds in keeping racial flames hot and keeping beyond jaded reviewers thinking that maybe the 4th reincarnation of Spiderboy isn’t the worst way to waste 132 minutes after all.