So, I finally watched Beyoncé’s documentary on Netflix.
It’s important to note, I’m the kind of person who doesn’t like watching something when there’s too much hype around it. And this has SO MUCH BUZZ! Everyone and their mother was telling me to watch this.
Well. No, thank you very much! I mean… I was going to watch it. Not because people said I should but, out of sheer curiosity.
My very first thoughts were: “YAAASSSSS! She’s doing it for her culture!” Performance wise it was a bonafide masterpiece!!
She represented her hometown of Houston and paid homage to the marching band culture at HBCU (Historically Black Colleges & Universities) and majorette dance teams.
I didn’t even know what hip hop majorette was until I researched it and its history.
Originally majorette was performed at carnival in Rhineland in the 18th and 19th century. It is now a huge deal in historically black colleges on America. It’s high energy rhythmic and synchronized. It draws from ballet, hip hop and gymnastics. It was electrifying to see it come alive in Homecoming.
I was just in awe! Every line, movement, trumpet sound and best of the drum, sent a powerful message to magnifying the talented youth at these colleges and the rich history.
I commend Beyoncé. I really do! I saw how passionate she was about the show being memorable but, also how she cared about every individual who took part on and off stage.
BLACK MAGIC was everywhere!
I was glad that I saw glimpses of Beyoncé’s private life too. I remembered, that she is in fact human like us all. The infamous twins, who are rarely shown in public, made appearances and honestly they are so cute! (But then again all babies are adorable to me!) Blue Ivy and Jay Z were always there to support her. I liked that there was an opportunity to see the family dynamics and their interactions in this, even if it was brief. When you’re in the limelight I’m sure it’s hard to convey it but it was done well here.
One of the main highlights for me was watching Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams join her on stage. I loved Destiny’s Child!
It was really well put together. Even though I did enjoy it, there were areas I’d would have liked to see more of. It also got me thinking about the pressure that artists go through to deliver. That’s for another post.
All in all, I’d recommend watching it if you like Beyoncé. If you don’t like Beyoncé and are aren’t bothered you don’t have to.
If you have watched it or have any opinions about her or the documentary do share in the comments. And also if you have any recommendations of documentaries I should watch let me know!
Peace & Love ❤️😊