Netflix dropped Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé very early Wednesday morning and fans literally lost it.
The documentary about Queen Bey’s 2018 Coachella Music Festival performance features show-stopping singing, dancing, and costumes, with a nod to Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
[Watch the trailer above]
Beyoncé explains in the film why she thought it was important to honor HBCUs.
“So many people who are culturally aware and intellectually sound are graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, including my father,” she said in a note written on-screen at the end of the film. “There is something incredibly important about the HBCU experience that must be celebrated and protected.”
Fans, Including Sen. Kamala Harris, who’s a Howard University alum, were clearly impressed.
“Homecoming exemplifies and rightly celebrates the spirit and legacy of HBCU’s. She brought our culture and tradition to the world stage,” Harris tweeted Wednesday afternoon, although the Democratic presidential contender admitted she hadn’t watched the film yet.
Other fans fell into formation over the doc, and Beyoncé’s surprise “Homecoming Live” album that was just released.
“Homecoming Shooooooook me,” one viewer tweeted.
Another person added: “Not even 10 mins into Beyoncé homecoming and I’m SOBBING.”
Check out the reactions below.
.@Beyonce's 'Homecoming' exemplifies and rightly celebrates the spirit and legacy of HBCU's. She brought our culture and tradition to the world stage and as a proud Howard graduate, I can't wait to watch. pic.twitter.com/ROVLJWDFI8
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) April 17, 2019
NO ONE IS, HAS BEEN, OR WILL BE BEYONCE. HOMECOMING SHOOOOOOOOK ME YALL
— Scott Hoying (@scotthoying) April 17, 2019
— Southern University (@SouthernU_BR) April 17, 2019
— Timbaland (@Timbaland) April 17, 2019
— Florida A&M University (@FAMU_1887) April 17, 2019