Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” Features Gay Couples, Serena Williams, No Rachael Ray Shade

Wig snatched so hard we're BALD today.

Beyoncé’s new visual album, “Lemonade,” premiered with much fanfare on HBO Saturday night.

The 65-minute film was praised by everyone from the Beyhive to Beyoncé’s toughest critics, and unanimously regarded on Twitter as pure verbal and visual gold. The album’s underlying themes of infidelity and self-empowerment resonated across gender, color, and community lines, and inspired members of the LGBT community, which got a shout-out from Queen Bey herself toward the end of the “All Night” video.

The video featured a montage of loving couples and, as you can see in Vines posted by Towleroad, even included a gay and lesbian couple, albeit for just a moment.
 


Another under-appreciated moment from “Lemonade” came during the video for “Sorry,” which features a heavy cameo from world-famous tennis champ Serena Williams, recreating the pose from her iconic December 2015 Sports Illustrated cover:

But the best part of “Lemonade,” perhaps, is its Rachael Ray connection.

The celebrity chef was probably the only person who woke up to more Twitter notifications than Beyoncé this morning, because she was incorrectly identified as “Becky with the good hair,” a moniker Beyoncé gives the woman Jay-Z allegedly cheated on her with in the song “Sorry”; a woman fans quickly identified as fashion designer Rachel Roy.

More on that at BuzzFeed!

“Lemonade” is now streaming exclusively on Tidal. For $17.99, you can pick up a digital copy on iTunes.

Matthew Tharrett is a writer, filmmaker, and above all else, a Britney fan. He once shared a milkshake with Selena Gomez.
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