Lena Waithe Discusses ‘Queen & Slim’ Film, Her Perspective On Jason Mitchell + More

  • Published on Nov 19, 2019
  • Riding high off the great reception of Queen & Slim, Lena Waithe slides in to talk about meditating on the Black experience, but also not wanting to work with Jason Mitchell again.
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  • Blackelly 5
    Blackelly 5 7 hours ago

    "I want to shoot it and release it in the same year, because it's urgent."

  • Taye_Ra
    Taye_Ra 18 hours ago +1

    I’m here to hear her talk up this movie. Because it wasn’t that good. The script was ASS.

  • Tasha M.
    Tasha M. Day ago

    Many of the comments here are so superficial. She told you that the movie is about black people choosing to survive. Jason Mitchell didn't even give answers on what happened. Maybe is not Lena's place. Y'all always yelling about snitching but when someone don't tell you what you want, you throwing them under the bus.

  • Fredrick Johnson

    I hated the ending trash movie

  • garnerafricax winthorpe

    Shitty Ass movie..phuck the black Lbgtq agenda.. phuck you .. and your future work..

  • Jamaal Brackens
    Jamaal Brackens 2 days ago

    If she had that much support then something is wrong with that.

  • yetta winda
    yetta winda 2 days ago

    This a whole ass nigga

  • Shane Perrigo
    Shane Perrigo 2 days ago

    “I love PEOPLE unconditionally “

  • Flame on 1
    Flame on 1 2 days ago

    If there is a comparison to be made to another movie. which I dont think there is,,, I would compare the essence of film in a way would be Thelma and Louise..

  • aihsertal
    aihsertal 2 days ago +1

    This Jason Mitchell stuff is looking like some bs!

  • J. Bennett
    J. Bennett 3 days ago

    I. Love. Them. And their purpose 💗

  • Theda Bara
    Theda Bara 3 days ago


  • Rief B
    Rief B 3 days ago

    Breakfast club wants to be cool with certain guests, Instead of giving the people what they want and what should be done on their platform,by letting her pussyfoot around a very important matter. Very disappointed!!

  • Jamie Brave
    Jamie Brave 3 days ago

    Did these men just sat there and let this woman say she HAS to believe women?? Smh..she real but even the real get checked!

  • Milk Man
    Milk Man 3 days ago

    I squeeze my bottles just like CTG. So if a bottle left in your house squeezed, I was there. 🍶🥛

  • barbie doll
    barbie doll 3 days ago

    Queen and slim perpetuates dark skinned black woman always in a position of struggle.. tired of this narrative

  • CANDYSOULonline
    CANDYSOULonline 3 days ago

    of course THEY funded and wanted to push the movie because of the ending...

  • De Matyo
    De Matyo 3 days ago +1

    It’s clear She gave Jason many chances but the thot went public so she had to fire him. The girl said Lena was on Jason’s side

  • Foxy Loxy
    Foxy Loxy 3 days ago

    Unpopular opinion in.... 3 ....2 ....1
    I didn't like queen and slim
    AT ALL!!
    I felt like she reiterated A LOT, A LOT of negative stereotypes (angry black woman, a pimp and his hoes, etc.) annnddd because the film was made by a black director... The characters couldn't have gone on to live their lives? Not even in a movie!?!?! If we wanted to see a sad yet real story about the injustices of us as a black people we'd turn on the news. IJS

  • De Matyo
    De Matyo 3 days ago +1

    She thinks because it says she wrote it on screen to us that it means she actually wrote it but just told us the man gave her the movie she just changed the title 😂 sounds like Beyoncé

  • De Matyo
    De Matyo 3 days ago +1

    I don’t beshe writes at all and it’s nothing wrong with it but when he said that she had a oh shit look

  • D W
    D W 3 days ago

    Jason Mitchell = 13:20

  • Conceited Lauren
    Conceited Lauren 3 days ago


  • Conceited Lauren
    Conceited Lauren 3 days ago

    I have not watched her movie and just looking at the trailer I don’t want to...

  • James Taylor
    James Taylor 3 days ago

    GREAT MOVIE,,one of the best that I've ever seen.....amazing......

  • Mary Ellen
    Mary Ellen 4 days ago

    Lena is a tacky, two faced, over blown ego bull..sh..

  • MrTeeRedd
    MrTeeRedd 4 days ago +1

    She dope and has a good vision to screen narrative

  • M L4
    M L4 4 days ago

    I got plenty hoes.. ya momma just one of em' ... LOL! 🤣🤣🤣

  • virgobeauty101
    virgobeauty101 4 days ago

    I love her she’s smart😘😘😘😘😘

  • John ETA
    John ETA 4 days ago +1

    The ancestors are gonna tear your dumbass up.

  • Really Cool Introvert

    Create another project and include Jason Mitchell as your main character. Put some alternate endings on Queen & Slim when it is released for TV/Netflix.

  • Andi Miso
    Andi Miso 4 days ago

    Great interview!

  • Jason
    Jason 4 days ago +10

    Queen & Slim was a fetish movie for elite progressives.

  • Lattoya Harris
    Lattoya Harris 5 days ago +2

    If the soundtrack had been only on tidal, that would have been black af

  • John MoyaSODMG
    John MoyaSODMG 5 days ago

    Tell me why she look like a dinosaur ?

  • Juanita Dubose
    Juanita Dubose 5 days ago

    Very dissapointed with the ending. The same old narrative of us selling each other out.

  • Luvufirst
    Luvufirst 5 days ago +1

    Bullshit..she used the plight black Americans to push several agendas in that mf

  • babytae5
    babytae5 5 days ago +1

    The worst movie I have ever seen! Didn’t come here to watch the interview just to let you know that shit was terrible. From reading the comments people agree.

  • Felicia Daniel
    Felicia Daniel 5 days ago

    Lena is dope....

  • 99 overall Stoner
    99 overall Stoner 5 days ago +7

    That movie ain’t have shit to do with love...

    • Nicole Tay
      Nicole Tay 3 days ago +2

      Right. That was only part of the storyline. It was more about “LIVING” and not just being ALIVE.
      Also about unity and what happens when black people stick together. They only died once one of THEIR OWN snitched 🤦🏽‍♀️

    • Dikéle
      Dikéle 3 days ago +1

      Well... You see them become more intimate and develop trust as the movie progresses. It's not a traditional romance film but the love develops through their adventure together.

  • Gina Walker
    Gina Walker 5 days ago +4

    The ending was so sad. They should have lived and she represented herself in court.

    • yeah okay
      yeah okay 3 days ago +1

      Gina Walker are you fucking serous.

  • Vaughn P
    Vaughn P 5 days ago

    WHY WHY WHY~Do we as Black people continue to make movies that depict our Black Men as Uncle Toms. Don’t get me wrong. I enjoyed Q n S as well as Harriet up until the parts that showed our Black Men giving up their Own People. WT??? In Harriet you had the two Black Men that led the white men to Harriet. In Queen n Slim you had the Black Man that gave them up for money. It would have been too much like right to have flipped the script and have it the other way around. Is there some kinda of Self Hatred going on with these writers lately that they keep displaying our race turning against each other??This REALLY NEEDS TO STOP!!! My opinion~But This really infuriates me.

  • Ravey Baby
    Ravey Baby 5 days ago +7

    She look like Tyrone Biggums in the thumbnail

  • Pressu4 Freelion28
    Pressu4 Freelion28 5 days ago

    This nigga was so weak in this movie. He acted like a little boy, being led by his mom. Wow!! Totally emasculated him as a beta male. He was doing dumb shit, letting the car run outta gas..twice. Calling his dad, because he felt like a lost child. Not a surprising representation of a black man from a lesbian's writing fantasy. Way to go on helping to change the narrative..can't expect Hollywood to create a masculine black man in Hollywood

  • Emma Faye
    Emma Faye 6 days ago

    8:40/8:45 mark. I can attest to that heart racing stuff when pulled over.. I was in a uber one time... and mins away from my destination.. and the driver got pulled over.( for "speedin" allegedly). I started panicking .. like should I take out my phone but then I ain't wanna grab for it and then I maybe get shot.. but my heart was jst racing.. and when it was over I was jst like I hate that I feel that way if ever gettn pulled over .. it's scary and jst sad bc of the world today smh

  • Emma Faye
    Emma Faye 6 days ago

    I dig Lena's work.. But will someone please tell me the real how they feel about the film??... (I'm late but) I'm finna see it this wknd....lol

  • Johnny Johnstone
    Johnny Johnstone 6 days ago

    Black Flies Matter. More bs crybaby cops mean, cops bad, kill cops propaganda from the black supremacists allowed to do as they please in the sick perverted evil is good culture of radical leftist pedowood-hollywood and the deviant music industry.
    It should be obvious to anyone who can still live as an individual and not follow the lost crowd in cowardly PC pop culture. The leftist liberals and the democrats are no longer our fellow Americans. They are Americans in name only and the time is coming when they should be treated as enemies of the United States.

  • maclac48
    maclac48 6 days ago

    Man this woman is successful & at that bag. I ain’t mad at her! Salute!

  • Ebony_Love_R_007
    Ebony_Love_R_007 6 days ago

    Oh yeah, and it made "15 million" over the holiday weekend. $$$$$$ 😎 Thank you Black people for supporting yours! 👍🏾

  • Ebony_Love_R_007
    Ebony_Love_R_007 6 days ago

    CTG got on a Cowgirls hat. Yuck. 🤮 Lena is so Cool and forward with hers. 😎 Need a million more Black movie Creators out here like her! 👍🏾👏🏾😎

  • Stacey Artis
    Stacey Artis 6 days ago

    So she don’t know what happen where Jason is concern yet she is standing by what someone else SAID AND she’s standing with females WITHOUT KNOWING what actually happen????? Yeah Garbage response, PERIOD!! Ain’t seen Queen & Slim and really double thinking about watching season 3 of The Chi.

  • Confesstome19
    Confesstome19 6 days ago +1

    The movie was dull yet interesting..

  • Buckeye Dub
    Buckeye Dub 6 days ago

    She got the Queen and Slim idea from James Frey. Research James Frey.

  • Alicia & Alia -SPLife

    Queen & Slim was a dope ass movie.. Captures emotions very well.. Love Lauryn Hill on the Soundtrack.

  • Ankh Lifebook
    Ankh Lifebook 6 days ago

    They came after he because it made WHITE PEOPLE SAVIORS and continued the portrayal of black people destroying people and white men won!
    Black boy kills black cop
    Black man is absusive towards women (the uncle)
    Black love is depicted and MURDERED. The last scene is crucial.
    But what do you expect for a gay black woman making a movie with white men.

  • andiwaslikefasho
    andiwaslikefasho 6 days ago

    Oh hell yehhh I'm ready

  • Jude24&25
    Jude24&25 6 days ago

    she sound like tekashi 69

  • Jude24&25
    Jude24&25 6 days ago

    so a white guy gave her the idea for queen and slim smh

  • Jude24&25
    Jude24&25 6 days ago

    didn't see the movie but its a rip off. anybody ever see waist deep.this is the racist version

  • Simone Small
    Simone Small 6 days ago

    I was extremely disappointed by this film and this interview was boring 🙄🙄. The movie was extremely unrealistic and frustrating!!