Queen and Slim, a Melina Matsoukas-directed film about a Tinder date quickly turned into an on-the-run thriller, was one of the most talked-about films of 2019.
Below we have compiled some of the most poetic, awe-inspiring, hilarious Queen and Slim quotes.
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Queen and Slim stars Jodie Turner-Smith and Daniel Kaluuya as the title characters, with Turner-Smith in her first starring film role.
The film was written by Lena Waithe, best known as the creator and writer of the Showtime-show The Chi.
The picturesque romantic drama Queen and Slim discusses multiple themes throughout the film including racism, police brutality, and modern romance.
Below we feature some of the most memorable moments from the critically-acclaimed film.
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Queen and Slim quotes about love
1. “I just think you were meant to be here.” – Queen (Jodie Turner-Smith)
2. “There is nothing back there for us.” – Queen (Jodie Turner-Smith)
3. “I could die today. I just want people to know I was here.” – Slim (Daniel Kaluuya)
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4. “Can I be your legacy?” – Queen (Jodie Turner-Smith)
5. “You already are.” – Slim (Daniel Kaluuya)
6. “I ain’t going to bend the world. As long as my lady remembers me fondly, that’s all I need.” – Slim (Daniel Kaluuya)
7. “I just wanted to let you know that I’m okay, and that I love you.” – Slim (Daniel Kaluuya)
8. “Babies are a product of what two people needed from each other.” – Slim (Daniel Kaluuya)
9. “Thank you for this journey, no matter how it ends.” – Queen (Jodie Turner-Smith)
10. “I’m tired of playing it safe. I want to ride or die.” – Slim (Daniel Kaluuya)
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Queen and Slim quotes about their journey
11. “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 (Jodie Turner Smith)
12. “We don’t have to outrun them. We just have to make sure they don’t know where we are.” – Queen (Jodie Turner-Smith)
13. “I think everything is destined.” – Slim (Daniel Kaluuya)
14. “That’s the whole point. We’d be hiding in plain sight.” – Queen (Jodie Turner-Smith)
15. “What if God wanted me to die and I messed up his plan?” – Slim (Daniel Kaluuya)
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Relatable Queen and Slim quotes
16. “Can I ask you something? What took you so long to respond to me? I sent you a very well-crafted message. Three weeks have gone, and today, out of the blue, you hit me up to ask if you want to grab dinner. What changed?” – Slim (Daniel Kaluuya)
17. “Normally, I’d have a glass of wine by myself but I didn’t feel like being alone. Not tonight.” – Queen (Jodie Turner-Smith)
18. “It’s alright. I’ll be brave enough for the both of us.” – Slim (Daniel Kaluuya)
19. “I want him to show me scars I never knew I had. But I don’t want him to make them go away, I want him to hold my hand while I nurse them myself.” – Queen (Jodie Turner-Smith)
20. “Swear on something you believe in.” – Slim (Daniel Kaluuya)
21. “Okay, fine. I swear on you.” – Queen (Jodie Turner-Smith)
22. “So, you turned to Tinder.” – Slim (Daniel Kaluuya)
23. “I just want to go home, and I want to see my family.” – Slim (Daniel Kaluuya)
24. “There’s a war going on out there, and you welcome this into our home?” – Mrs. Shepherd (Chloe Sevingy)
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Funny Queen and Slim quotes
25. “You had this sad look on your face, I felt sorry for you.” – Queen (Jodie Turner-Smith)
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What’s your definition of a “ride or die”?
The beauty of Queen and Slim lies in the relationship between the two main characters.
At the beginning of the movie, they despised each other.
If nothing about that night was out of the ordinary, the two would have gone their separate ways after the Tinder date, never to see each other again.
But after a devastating accident, Queen and Slim were forced to rely on each other.
Through tragedy, love grew.
The film makes me question what I would do in a similar high-pressure situation.
Would I make the same decisions as Queen or Slim?
The best films start up conversations that often would never happen otherwise.
Queen and Slim is a thought-provoking movie that begs to be discussed.
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