Black Is King, Beyoncé’s new film, is comingthis Friday 31. July. If you have not listened to her album, (see all options below), you should do so before watching Black Is King, which picks up where The Gift left off. The film – called a visual album – is said to celebrate black culture. Beyoncé wrote, directed and acted as executive producer.
Black Is King follows the stories of 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.
“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.
The film has led to controversy among members of African society over its portrayal of African cultures. The trailer below shows the characters in Black Is King with animal skins and face painting.
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 below.
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.