After producing cinematic feats from Life Is But a Dream to Lemonade, Beyoncé is putting out another visual project, this time centered around her groundbreaking Coachella performances in 2018. The documentary, called Homecoming, is headed for Netflix in a matter of days. Here’s what you need to know about the film before it releases.
It airs on April 17.
Beyoncé’s doc airs next Wednesday only on Netflix, so be sure to subscribe to the entertainment streaming service (or get ahold of a friend’s password). New subscribers get a 30 day free trial.
The film will give a deeper look at Bey’s Coachella set.
The synopsis for Homecoming under the official trailer teases: “This intimate, in-depth look at Beyoncé’s celebrated 2018 Coachella performancereveals the emotional road from creative concept to cultural movement.”
Bey’s show, which was inspired by historically black colleges and universities, was touted as a proud celebration of black culture that featured singers, dancers, musicians, and even members of her own family. (Jay-Z, her sister Solange, and her former Destiny’s Child bandmates and longtime friends, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, joined her onstage at different points throughout the performance.) According to the official trailer, viewers can expect to see never-before-seen footage from prep and rehearsals, as well as snippets from the performance itself.
Like Bey’s Coachella set, the documentary will include a focus on family, as the trailer teased intimate moments between Bey, her husband, and their kids. Her and Jay-Z’s seven-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, makes an appearance, and so do their one-year-old twins, Rumi and Sir.
Fans are already going crazy over it.
Netflix first teased the documentary on Sunday, April 7, with a vague movie poster that contained nothing but the the title and air date. But that was enough for the Beyhive to figure out the superstar was linked to the upcoming film.
The reactions were extremely passionate:
— lets bey clear (@yoncerowland) April 7, 2019
— QUEEN BÉY 🐝 (@AllNightDiva) April 7, 2019
— ΣRICLIS • HΘMΣCΘMING 17/04 NETFLIX (@beyoncenous) April 7, 2019
Beyoncé: Tweet it the week before with no caption or context
Netflix: but how will they know
Beyoncé: They’ll know.
— #BeyonceHomecoming (@theyoncehub) April 7, 2019
Rewatch Bey’s Coachella performance.
In case you forgot about Beyoncé’s chilling show (first of all, how dare you), you can rewatch the spectacle below.