Beyonce’s “Homecoming” film a stunning look into her Coachella performance

Ayanna Solomon-Smith, Reporter

If I could use one word to describe “Homecoming,” it would be captivating. Everything from the choreography and all the flashy outfits she wore to the behind the scenes details throughout the film made me tell my friends I’d talk to them later and I turned off my phone.

“Homecoming” showcased Beyonce’s entire Coachella headlining performance but also gives the audience a sliver of insight on what it was like behind the scenes for her to construct the entire performance.

If I’m going to be completely honest here, this documentary is not exactly what I expected it to be. I was expecting it to be all about Beyonce’s performance. But what actually kept me watching were the little intimate snippets of footage of the behind the scenes. Those little segments about a few of the people in her cast of performers in between each part of her Coachella performance was a nice touch.

The behind the scenes footage scattered throughout the documentary made Beyonce come across more human. She expresses her frustrations about some complications from prepping the for the Coachella performance and the struggles she went through training her body to go through strenuous work with her post pregnancy body. 

Another thing I liked about “Homecoming” were the camera angles and the quality of the recorded footage during her performance. In some parts of the documentary, I felt that I was on stage with her. I saw her from every angle, from the top of her head to the bottom of her feet. At some point I think I even saw her sweat.

Now there was this one little tiny thing I didn’t care for about “Homecoming.” Throughout the documentary, the outfits worn by Beyoncé and everyone that was on stage changed from yellow to pink the whole time. It was slightly confusing. I realize that it was to show her separate performances but I didn’t get that until the end of the documentary, which slightly took me out of the viewing experience.

The live performance of Beychella was phenomenal. I’ve always wondered what it’d be like to experience a Beyonce concert and watching it gave me a sense of what it’d be like and a little more.