Marijuana Policy Project
Curved Papers

The Top 46 Stoner Movies of 2019

DRUGGY DRAMA

Queen & Slim

Melina Matsoukas’ film couldn’t be more timely. Queen (Jodie Turner-Smith) and Slim (Daniel Kalluya) are out on a first date when a white officer pulls them over for a traffic violation. They challenge the cop, who then shoots Queen in the leg and Slim retaliates. Next thing they’re on the run, heading South from Ohio with a plan to flee to Cuba. Police release mug shots and a video, making the duo famous. They seek support and shelter and are treated like heroes until the dragnet closes in on them. In one of the last scenes, they smoke a joint with a cab driver. Queen and Slim represent all of the black people who have been treated badly by police and whose lives are seen as less important than others. They’re a compelling couple who ended up on the wrong side of the law. Prime

comments powered by Disqus
Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

Publisher of CelebStoner.com, former editor of High Times and Freedom Leaf and co-author of Pot Culture and Reefer Movie Madness.