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The Premiere Of 'Queen & Slim' Was A Major Star-Studded Event

The film's stars were joined at the premiere by the likes of Tracee Ellis Ross, Rihanna, Snoop Dogg, and many more.
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 14: (L-R) Jodie Turner-Smith, Melina Matsoukas, Daniel Kaluuya and Lena Waithe attend the "Queen & Slim" Premiere at AFI FEST 2019 presented by Audi at the TCL Chinese Theatre on November 14, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
By Essence · November 15, 2019

On Thursday, stars flocked to Hollywood’s TCL Chinese Theatre for the world premiere of Melina Matsoukas and Lena Waithe‘s Queen & Slim at AFI Fest.

The film, co-written by James Frey, follows Queen and Slim, a couple on their first date when a traffic stop results in the death of a police officer.

The film’s stars—ESSENCE’s November cover star Jodie Turner-Smith and Academy Award-nominated actor Daniel Kaluuya—walked the carpet alongside Waithe and Matsoukas and a number of familiar faces. Everyone from Rihanna to Snoop Dogg came out to show support for the film, which arrives in theaters on November 27.

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