There was a lot of buzz last year with Beyoncé's Coachella performance, and this documentary shows us why.
Here is a list of what I took from Homecoming.
1. When you have power and influence as Queen Bey, using an opportunity to showcase Black culture in a mainstream space was the best idea. The people of colour in the audience seemed to clearly be awed by her, while some of the white people looked out of place. Regardless, this is an important piece of culture that needs to be heard.
2. She talks about intersectional feminism so blatantly but does not need to use those terms to make it obvious. Her music features lyrics that speak powerfully on the topic- but in Homecoming she throws in the work of Maya Angelou, Nina Simone and even Malcolm X to make her message more powerful.
3. Beyoncé is no longer a white gay man's icon. In 2019, being a fan of Queen Bey is significantly more than knowing the dance moves to Single Ladies. She now sings to the people of color, mainly the women of color. She exposes the work of historically significant Black leaders and everyone needs to listen to what she has to say.
I hope this documentary gets listed for the Best Documentary Feature Oscar next year. It is that brilliant.