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.
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.
Queen: Can I be your legacy?
Slim: You already are.
Slim: I ain’t going to bend the world. As long as my lady remembers me fondly, that’s all I need.
Queen: Thank you for this journey, no matter how it ends.