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The Trailer For Beyoncé's 'Homecoming,' a.k.a. The Beyhive's Newest Obsession, Is Here

By Brian Richards | Streaming | April 8, 2019 |

By Brian Richards | Streaming | April 8, 2019 |


Last year, I wrote about Beyoncé performing at Coachella, and how it had so many people talking (and staying up very late until she finally appeared on stage) for so many reasons.

Because she was the first African American woman to ever headline at Coachella.

Because seeing Beyoncé, her band, and dancers all perform to the absolute best of their ability and do it late at night for over two hours was how Steven Soderbergh felt watching Mad Max: Fury Road, how nearly every scene made the impossible look easy, and how he couldn’t have possibly directed that film himself.

Because it was one of the Blackest concerts one could attend, and it was a show that most of the audience at Coachella couldn’t and didn’t fully appreciate.

Because it was Beyoncé reminding the Beyhive, the Beygency, and everyone else that she’s one of the best entertainers in the game today and that she won’t let anyone else outwork her when it comes to making sure that people stay entertained.

When Netflix tweeted this yesterday morning…

…many people were confused. (Not the Beyhive, who could put Sherlock Holmes to shame.)

This morning, when most of us were focused on coffee and contemplation, both Netflix and Beyoncé gave us an answer.

To say that the Beyhive and Black Twitter were ecstatic about this, about getting a two-hours-and-seventeen-minutes long documentary from Beyoncé about the development of her Coachella performance, a trailer with words from the late and legendary Maya Angelou over scenes from the film, and one of those scenes being Blue Ivy showing off her moves while training with Beyoncé’s dancers, would be an understatement, as evidenced by just some of these tweets.

It says a lot about Beyoncé, her work ethic, and her talent that I’m just as interested and excited about seeing Homecoming as I am about seeing Avengers: Endgame. Because whether you like her or not, whether you like her work or not, no one can ever say that she doesn’t go full measure when doing the work and putting on a show. And those who would say that are just straight-up lying.

Homecoming premieres on Netflix on April 17, 2019.

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