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You Can't Outrun The Best Quotes From 'Queen & Slim'

Updated September 21, 2020 1.4k votes 418 voters 14.9k views20 items

If you've seen the searing new drama, we want you to vote for the best Queen & Slim quotes. The film is the feature debut of Melina Matsoukas, a music video director who previously worked with such big names as Beyonce, Rhianna, Whitney Houston, Katy Perry, and Jennifer Lopez, among many others. The screenplay, which is filled with hard-hitting one-liners, was written by Lena Waithe, creator of the popular TV series The Chi and co-star of Netflix's sitcom Master of None. In other words, it's the product of two visionary talents in the entertainment business who have a lot they want to say.

Daniel Kaluuya, the Oscar-nominated star of Get Out, plays Slim. He goes out on a first date with Queen, played by Jodie Turner-Smith. They get pulled over by a cop who racially profiles them. Things get tense and Slim shoots the cop in self-defense. From there, the new couple has to go on the run. A video of the incident goes viral, turning them into modern-day folk heroes. The question becomes whether they will go to jail or be able to clear their names.

Queen & Slim co-stars musician Sturgill Simpson as the racist cop, along with Bokeem Woodbine, Chloe Sevigny, and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea.

Vote up the most memorable Queen & Slim quotes from the list below, regardless of which character speaks them.

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    How Ugly I Can Be

    Queen: I want a guy to show me myself. I want him to love me so deeply, I’m not afraid to show him how ugly I can be.

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    Your Legacy

    Queen: Can I be your legacy?

    Slim: You already are.

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    Bend The World

    Slim: I ain’t going to bend the world. As long as my lady remembers me fondly, that’s all I need.

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    This Journey

    Queen: Thank you for this journey, no matter how it ends.

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