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Not Your Grandma’s ‘Lemonade’ But Still As Good

'Lemonade'

Music has been a constant thread in the fabric of film and television. A good score or soundtrack can bring a story to life. Lemonade has taken this to a whole new level.

Lemonade is not just a project that crosses genres but mediums as well. It’s as much a film as it is music. Beyoncé effortlessly blends each song and video together to tell a story of heartbreak and reconciliation that many are familiar with. But more than that, it’s an anthem, a Black girl anthem.

Black women stay getting the shaft in television and film. Whether it’s Candice Patton receiving flack for taking on the role of Iris West or Nicole Baharie getting sidelined on Sleepy Hollow. But in Lemonade, not only are Black women present, they are front and center. They are appreciated.

We see Black Girl Magic, both present and future. We see Zendaya, Amandla Steinberg, and Quvenzhané Wallis. Beyoncé even brought in Serena Williams. So much Black Girl Magic my mind almost exploded.

In a medium where Black women are put down, it’s good for them to have something where they shine. Something they can say is theirs. Lemonade is theirs.

Lemonade is available for purchase on iTunes.

James

Film and TV nerd. Sci-fi lover. Writer.