Home Invites Members Groups Events Careers Videos News Photos Blogs Polls Singles Forums Chat
Home > News > Post Content

Beyoncé Comes Home To Netflix (967 hits)

Check Out the Trailer to Beyonce’s ‘Homecoming’
A 137-minute documentary about Beyoncé’s headlining set at Coachella


If the Beyhive members on your staff are sleepy today, let them be. They’re in a blessed place.

Early Wednesday morning, Netflix began streaming “Homecoming,” a 137-minute documentary that revisits Beyoncé’s headlining set at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in 2018.

It was worth getting up early for.

On one hand, it’s a master class in execution.

We see the artist at her most focused. The music alone took four months to master, the choreography another four months. “I personally selected each dancer, every light, the material on the steps, the height of the pyramid, the shape of the pyramid,” she says. “Every tiny detail had an intention.”

Fans of the show know she did an exceptional job weaving in elements of global black culture, with a specific emphasis on the unique graces of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities. In the film, we see who the black orchestra, the steppers, the singers, became part of the broader story she hoped to tell. “I always dreamed of going to an HBCU,” she says reminiscing of the imprint HBCUs had on her young psyche.

It was also a master class in sharing space. “I wanted different characters. I didn’t want us all doing the same thing,” she says. “I wanted every person that has ever been dismissed because of the way they looked to feel that they were on that stage, killing it.”

In an intimate section, Beyoncé reveals that she’s also a working mother, struggling to keep it together.

In the film, she says that while pregnant with twins Sir Carter and Rumi in 2017, she’d had an emergency C-section after their heartbeats “paused a few times.” During the run-up to Coachella, Beyoncé began a disciplined regimen, giving up meat, alcohol, bread, and dairy. She talked about being hungry.

“In the beginning, it was so many muscle spasms. Just, internally, my body was not connected,” she says. “My mind was not there. My mind wanted to be with my children. What people don’t see is the sacrifice. I would dance, and go off to the trailer, and breast-feed the babies, and the days I could, I would bring the children.”

It’s a reminder that the brightest of lights come with the hardest of work.

Marketing is hard work, too. Beyoncé one-upped herself with the surprise announcement of an accompanying album which features over an hour and a half’s worth her Coachella performance, along with some fresh tracks. It also features her cover of the black national anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” (You’ll hear daughter Blue’s take on the same song, too.) And although the album was a surprise, it’s not an exclusive release . Unlike her 2016 album Lemonade, Homecoming: the Live Album is available on all streaming sites.

Go forth, Beyhive. It’s your time.

By Ellen McGirt

http://fortune.com/
Posted By: Elly Moss
Wednesday, April 17th 2019 at 7:08PM
You can also click here to view all posts by this author...

Report obscenity | post comment
Share |
Please Login To Post Comments...
Email:
Password:

 
More From This Author
Mermaid Chronicles
Jazz up your cover letter with these quick tweaks with little to no time or effort!
Deion Sanders gives advice to Jalen Ramsey, Talks Cowboys & Amari Cooper | NFL | FIRST THINGS FIRST
City Council Passes Marijuana Reform
Study: Cutting Federal Graduate Loans Would Harm Black Students, HBCUs
Tuskegee joins multi-million-dollar mentoring project aimed at increasing biomedical workforce diversity
Howard reveals new football uniforms
Tennessee State University, Apple team up to increase diversity in coding
Forward This Article Entry!
News Home

(Advertise Here)
Who's Online
>> more | invite 
Latest Photos
>> more | add
Most Popular Bloggers
elly moss has logged 63900 blog subscribers!
agnes levine has logged 47937 blog subscribers!
tanisha laverne grant has logged 6758 blog subscribers!
david johnson has logged 5346 blog subscribers!
robert walker has logged 3399 blog subscribers!
>> more | add