If you’re a Beyoncé fan (Queen Bey – who is not?) And you liked her album,(see all options below), you’ll be happy to know that the entertainment star’s new movie, Black Is King, is coming to Disney Plus on July 31st. The film – called a visual album – will celebrate black culture. Beyoncé wrote, directed and acted as executive producer on Black is King.
Black is King follows journeys from black families all the time and tells “a story of a young king’s transcendent journey through betrayal, love and self-identity,” Disney said in a press release. The young king’s loved ones help guide him to regain his home and faith.
Black Is King has led to controversy among members of African society due to its stereotypical portrayal of African cultures. In the trailer below, the characters are seen wearing animal skins with color on their faces.
“With the visual album, I wanted to present parts of black history and African tradition, with a modern twist and a universal message, and what it really means to find your self-identity and build a legacy,” Beyoncé wrote in an Instagram post.
Here’s how you can watch Black Is King on Disney Plus on July 31st. And while you’re waiting for the movie to come, you can watch the trailer here.
Can I watch Black Is King on Disney Plus for free?
To see Black Is King, you must have one of the Disney Plus subscriptions below. Note that you can.
There are three ways to subscribe:
If you do not see Black Is King highlighted at the top of Disney Plus, you can search by selecting the magnifying glass icon and typing the movie name.
Can I download Black Is King to watch offline?
Disney Plus lets youto watch offline.
Where can I listen to Beyoncé’s album The Lion King: The Gift?
Before watching the movie, you might be interested in listening to The Lion King: The Gift album. Vanity Fair reports Black Is King will pick up where The Gift left off, so listening to the album can help make the transition to the film easier. Here you can listen.
This story is updated frequently.