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Black Girl Magical AF: Lena Waithe And Melina Matsoukas Set It Off At Essence Festival With ‘Queen & Slim’ First Look Event

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Lena Waithe And Melina Matsoukas Share Opening Scenes From ‘Queen & Slim’

One of the highlights of Essence Festival weekend in New Orleans was a Saturday first look screening event at Gallier Hall Saturday for Lena Waithe and Melina Matsoukas’ upcoming film ‘Queen & Slim’

. Select media and special guests including Yara Shahidi, Dapper Dan, Melanie Fiona and Shiona T (who did wardrobe styling for the film) were allowed a exclusive preview of the first 12 minutes of ‘Queen & Slim’ followed by a Q & A moderated by designer Melody Ehsani.

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The event was beautifully styled, with framed portraits from the ‘Queen & Slim’ set including props that factor heavily in the film. A white Honda adorned with bouquets of lilies and wildflowers was parked outside of the event.

Enjoy photos from the event below:

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