WATCH: First Look At Queen Latifah As Bessie Smith

April 4, 2015  |  

This looks like it will be a great movie ladies!

The first full length trailer of the upcoming HBO movie, Bessie has finally hit the internet. The trailer features a glimpse of Queen Latifah as Bessie Smith in the biopic.

Written and directed by the talented Dee Rees, the biopic follows Bessie’s journey from a struggling blue songstress into the “The Empress of the Blues,” becoming one of the most successful recording artists of the 1920s.

The trailer also highlights the stellar cast, including Michael K. Williams, Monique, Mike Epps, Tika Sumpter, Tory Kittles, Charles S. Dutton and Mama Pope, Khandi Alexander.

The biopic will premiere on Saturday, May 16th at 8PM on HBO.

I would like to encourage all of our readers to watch the biopic. Not only does it tell the story of beautiful black woman’s journey, but also because Dee Rees is one of the few black female writer/directors of our generation!



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