Homecoming, a new documentary available on Netflix, is written by Beyoncé, produced by Carter (the executive producer), and Dora Melissa Vargas. It stars Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and their children. The documentary first premiered on Netflix on April 17th, 2019 and features live performances of Beyonce’s songs performed at Coachella.
Homecoming is more about the aspects of Beyoncé’s life from being a famous pop star and didn’t reveal much about her childhood. Although, she did share how much work was put into the performance behind the scenes. She also shares the meaning behind her performances that most people might have not noticed until they watch this. Her explanations help the viewers connect the puzzle pieces of the deeper meaning. Beyoncé was able to use her voice to express the ideals and importance of both black culture and black college culture.
Also seen in the film, Beyoncé shares her pregnancy struggles with the world and explains how she had to work out and eat no carbs in order for her to lose weight and be able to fit into her costumes. She did mention how she got rusty in dancing because she hadn’t danced in so long and got weak in certain muscles that wouldn’t allow her perform as she used to. All of these issues acted as a wakeup call for her, so she had to work incredibly hard in order to do her next performance at Coachella where she would be the first black woman to headline the festival. After much disciplined work, she accomplished in fitting into her old suit.
Beyoncé serves as inspiration to anybody and everybody. She is living proof that anything is possible no matter how hard one thinks it is, you just have to set your mind to it. It may get difficult at times, but as long as you are trying you will get closer to your goal. Also, Beyoncé never lost her identity even after becoming famous she carries it within her performances. That is something everybody should look up to because sometimes we forget where we came from due to money or fame. It proves how you can have everything and keep your identity, your past, your family, your culture, etc. The word “documentary” can be turn off many people but trust me when I say this documentary will not bore you! It is a well deserved A.
Reporter: Jennifer Neri