Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Lena Waithe Roasted Over Queen and Slim


Lena Waithe's new movie, 'Queen and Slim', featuring a pair of star crossed lovers forced to go on the run, falls victim to bad press surrounding the film...
 
'Queen and Slim' opened with a modest $15.8 million despite multiple high profile celebrities promoting the film and buying out theaters across the country to help inflate the numbers.

The production budget for Queen and Slim topped $20 million plus another $20 million in marketing.

Critics referred to the film as 'black trauma porn' and Lena trended on social media for hours after drafts of the 'Queen and Slim' screen play began circulating online.




















21 comments:

mil262 said...

I saw this yesterday..it was ok, would I recommend it no.

Anonymous said...

I've heard pretty good comments about the movie. But, is this lady really that "great" tho? It's seems like it's something with her; like she tries to hard to be studdish. Or like she's this over creative being. Always mean mugging and what not.. I don't know. Maybe it's me.

anonymous said...

It was alright but damn...the young twitter critics over critique shit!

anonymous said...

At least she tires...hell, Barry Jenkins (Moonlight, If Beale Street) was far worse but never seen anyone lay him out like they're doing her.

anonymous said...

Click bait...Snitch you had time today.

Anonymous said...

It was decent...a lil slower than i expected. Was a love story i was looking more for Larry Davis hide in plain sight or Natural Born Killers shooting shit up...i thought the writing could've been better. However, it provoked thought & the actors delivered.
Afterwards, i thought Damn why loving gotta be so hard & then i thought well a lot of ppl dont love themselves bc they either dint know how or afraid...

Anonymous said...

All that mean mugging now has her looking like a long face bull dog. I have not seen the movie yet however I am looking forward to it.

Anonymous said...

Lena Waithe has a face that would break a camera. Those tweets though lmfao

Anonymous said...

What's with that facial expression in that pic?!? Lookin like that cartoon dog Droopy from back in the day.

Anonymous said...

The movie was cool, had some weird questionable shit in it, but overall, pretty good....because of the weird i give it *** it's a black ass story, and it's all over the place, cause you know black folks always sticking and moving, in real life too...

Gg57 said...

The script was weak and made no sense. Why would an educated lawyer choose to leave the country with a dirt poor brotha she just met instead of turning herself in?? She didnt pull the trigger and the dashcam will confirm that. So what was she so scared of??? I also felt like there were too many White saviors in the film. A white man picks them up on the side of the road in the middle of the night another one gives them gas because he was allowed to hold a gun, and a White couple was willing to conceal their whereabouts instead of collecting a 500,000 dollar reward. Lmaoooooooo The film was a JOKE.

MIDDAYDIVA said...

Am I shocked that plenty of movies don't do well every year but people go straight for the jugular. Hey Lena, just proves that black women get the business if they fail no matter your preference! I think arrogance is her problem.

Tippie Hippie said...

I didn't think the movie was good from watching the previews.

Shazza said...

I really enjoyed Daniel Kaluyya & Jodie Turner-Smith but Snitch isn't telling the whole story-it's only playing in 1600 theaters.
10:38 the reason people haven't come for Barry Jenkins is because he's not saying questionable things like Lena is doing. She just did an interview boasting what a #special black person she is because she watches old B&W movies. And the script was leaked where she wrote things like those tweets.

Niyabinghi/ObeahWomanWarrior said...

I don't like her ugly ass or her ugly ass spirit. I only know her ugly ass from blogs and some dude did a write up about her, Miss I will take your girl, please this wanna be studly dudly and her depressed looking ass. I was not about to waste my coins on no industry pet.

Anonymous said...

Here's what bothers me, there are so many less problematic and talented black people out in the world but white folks run out and grab someone like Lena. They prop her up, consider her so avant-garde that she gets on the guest list of every party but then you meet her and realize she's an extremely average try-hard. The establishment takes the safe black people, who'll say yes and do anything to stay ahead. I wish they would go with the talent instead.

Anonymous said...

Say it again @ 1:36pm!! SO TRUE!

Unknown said...

She tries too hard.

Anonymous said...

So this is the stud right?! The budget and the gross bombed. These niggas lost money. But check it. This Pussy eating ho and Issa Raye getting a real taste of Hollywood. Fuck this sell out dike!!!!

ms mac said...

I always take notice of who the industry chooses to elevate, as well who they pick to represent us (Black men and women) and tell our stories. They sure know what they're doing by giving this individual a platform. After winning an Emmy for writing an episode about her coming out on Aziz Ansari's show notice how she blew up and now she's supposed to be some revolutionary new wunderkind talent. Yeah. Ok.

sq said...

@11:12. Hahahaha.. Not sure why she is trying so hard to mean mug...odd

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