Billie Holiday biopic trailer touches on jazz singer's same-sex romances

General News		United States vs. Billie Holiday Trailer Highlights Racial Inequality

As the trailer shows, the film also notably highlights Holiday's drug addiction and how the federal government sought to use that against her.

Suzan-Lori Parks wrote the screenplay for the film.

According to Screenrant, the official synopsis for "The United States vs Billie Holiday" is as follows: "Focuses on Holiday during her career as she is targeted by the Federal Department of Narcotics with an undercover sting operation led by black Federal Agent Jimmy Fletcher, with whom she had a tumultuous affair".

Andra Day hesitates in singing a song on stage as police officers wait to arrest her in the trailer for Hulu's upcoming movie, The United States vs. Billie Holiday. Before there was a Civil Rights movement, there was Billie Holiday and 'Strange Fruit.' The government saw that song as a threat and she was a target. The film also stars Trevante Rhodes, Garrett Hedlund, Natasha Lyonne and Da'Vine Joy Randolph. "Hulu releasing this film and giving it a platform to be seen nationwide is a blessing, because as recent events reveal, our country has much work to do in fulfilling its promise of a more ideal union".

"Don't you know who this is?..." Holiday's song on racial oppression in America would ultimately to be a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement.

The clip provides the very first footage of Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Andra Working day as Billie Holiday getaway in this Hulu Initial movie which will debut on February 26th on the company - just in time for awards thought.

"When you think of Civil Rights leaders, you think of men", Daniels said in a statement. "When you think of Billie Holiday, you think of this brilliant tortured jazz singer that happened to have been a drug addict".



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