Beyoncé's 'Homecoming' doc on Netflix is black excellence
Friday, April 19, 2019
April 19, 2019
In April 2018, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter stood in her full goddess glory and drawled, "Coachella, you ready?"
The music festival wasn't ready, nor was the world, for what the pop star turned out: two nights of performances that were as much about history as they were history in the making.
Thanks to Netflix, we now have some insight into the performance that launched a thousand think pieces.
"Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé," premiered early Wednesday and it was the fulfillment of all the ancestors' hopes and dreams. Beyoncé also dropped "Homecoming: The Live Album."
Written, directed and produced by the singer, and shot over eight months, the Netflix project is part concert film, part documentary with a behind-the-scenes look at the two weekend performances which made her the first black woman to ever headline the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
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