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We need to talk about Amandla Stenberg, one of her generation’s brightest queer talents

Welcome to Screen Gems, our weekend dive into queer and queer-adjacent titles of the past that deserve a watch or a re-watch.With queer actress Amandla Stenberg headlining Dear Evan Hansen this weekend–and actually being one of the film’s redeeming elements–we thought it time to go back and examine an overlooked gem that features the actress at her best.The Hate U Give flew under the showbiz radar back in 2018: a wild disservice to the cast and crew of the film, and the moviegoing audience. Based on the novel of the same name, the film examines the current racial tensions that helped spawn movements like #BlackLivesMatter with surprising even-handedness.

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