Very interesting piece, thanks. I'm not black, but I saw Queen & Slim in a completely different way - as essentially a love story where the central black characters are *not* defined by their victimhood, even though bad things do happen to them.

In that respect it's much like If Beale Street Could Talk and rather *unlike* Get Out, where the main dramatic function of the Kaluuya character is to *be* a victim, or at least a target of exploitation - there's really not much else apart from victimisation of black people going on in that movie.

But then I know I am very much in the minority in considering Get Out overrated. :)

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