Queen & Slim Script

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Director:Melina Matsoukas
Written by:James Frey (Idea), James Frey (Story), Lena Waithe (Screenplay), Lena Waithe (Story)

Script Synopsis:While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a black man and a black woman are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates, with sudden and tragic results, when the man kills the police officer in self-defense. Terrified and in fear for their lives, the man, a retail employee, and the woman, a criminal defense lawyer, are forced to go on the run. But the incident is captured on video and goes viral, and the couple unwittingly become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people across the country.