But that's not all! Reportedly, the newlyweds will soon become parents.
Did The End Of 'Queen & Slim' Break Your Heart, Too? Director Melina Matsoukas Cried When She First Read Script
"I knew that had to happen," Matsoukas explained.
When writer Lena Waithe and director Melina Matsoukas said the film was "for us, by us," they mean it.
"The more you have respect yourself, the more problematic you are," he told ESSENCE.
Screenings have been bought-out in cities like Houston and Los Angeles.
Even in a headwrap the style influencer's mane is large and in charge.
"I'm here because of Black women."
This film is the epitome of all Black everything!
The three spoke to ESSENCE about the new "Queen & Slim" soundtrack, creativity in the South, and Simon and Garfunkel.
ESSENCE cover star Jodie Turner-Smith, Rihanna, Zendaya, and more celebrities slayed the carpet.
The photo posted by producer Lena Waithe is adding to the anticipation of the Thanksgiving premiere.
And we still want more!
From New York to Los Angeles, filmmakers Lena Waithe and Melina Matsoukas are gearing up for their movie debut with special screenings.
We've got the sound track's first single, "EARTHGANG," and Tiana Major9's "Collide," on this week's playlist.
Waithe along with director Melina Matsoukas shared a sneak peek with lucky viewers at Essence Festival.
In the trailer of the new flick starring Daniel Kaluuya, a Black couple on a first date soon finds themselves on the run from the law.