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. :)