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Beyoncé's 'Homecoming' Promises Maya Angelou Wisdom and Blue Ivy Hair-Flipping

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Beyoncé smiles to herself, knowing she's about to make history. (Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Coachella)

Many of us have wished for Beyoncé to come over to our homes and kick it. Thanks to Netflix, that dream is (sort of) becoming a reality. On April 17, 2019 (you can go ahead and flake on your friends now), the streaming giant is bringing us to the front row and behind the scenes of Queen Bey's revolutionary Coachella performance, which went down in history last year as the first time a woman of color headlined the festival. It also went down in history as the first time millions of people simultaneously decided they just had to have a yellow sorority hoodie.

This all-access pass of a documentary—titled Homecoming— promises to be an "in-depth look from creative concept to cultural movement." Anyone who remembers Beyoncé's 2013 HBO documentary, Life Is But A Dream, knows how impressive and riveting it is to watch Beyonce at work, indulging all her Virgo perfectionist tendencies (how else do you think every "t" gets crossed and every "i" dotted?). But there's something Homecoming has that Life Is But A Dream doesn't: Blue Ivy showing her mom and a bevy of dancers how to perfect the art of the hair flip.

I don't think I'm ready for all this jelly, but I do think I'll be refreshing my sister's Netflix account at 11:59pm on April 16th. Until then, don't mind me as I watch this trailer on loop:


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