Exclusive: Lena Waithe & Melina Matsoukas Talk ‘Queen & Slim’, Beyonce, & Oscars Drama

Published: Friday 31st Jan 2020 by Sam

‘Queen & Slim’ has been resonating with audiences worldwide, thanks largely to its powerful performances and incredible storytelling of the Black experience.

Ahead of the film’s UK release, That Grape Juice sat down with the title’s writer and director – Lena Waithe and Melina Matsoukas – to discuss its importance and much more.

During the candid conversation, the pair also opened up about the Oscars controversy that saw no female directors nominated.

Matsoukas also discussed working with “sister for life” Beyonce.

Watch the insightful interview with Samuel Eni above.

‘Queen & Slim,’ which stars Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith in the title roles, is in UK cinemas now.

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