Resource Guide for Beyonce’s Lemonade

This resources guide was created for attendees of the 2019 Pop Culture Association: Black Special Topics panel on Friday, April 19, 2019. While not a bibliography, these are accessible materials that will help people unfamiliar or with limited knowledge of Black culture understand some of the themes in Beyonce’s Lemonade. This page will continue to be updated as I find new material. If you think something should be added please feel free to contact me.


  • Beloved – Directed by Jonathan Demme, 1998
  • Daughters of the Dust – Directed by Julie Dash, 1991
  • Eve’s Bayou – Directed by Kasi Lemmons, 1997
  • For Colored Girls – Directed by Tyler Perry, 2010
  • Soul Food – Directed by George Tillman, Jr.,1997
  • Their Eyes are Watching God – Directed by Darnell Martin, 2005
  • Waiting to Exhale – Directed by Forest Whitaker, 1995

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