What Is The Plot Of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom?
Set in Chicago in 1924, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom follows the "Mother of the Blues" through her career as one of the first Afrian-American professional blues singers.
The story is told from the perspective of a single, high-tension recording session with Rainey and her backing band, including ambitious jazz horn player Levee. The story follows the band as they struggle to record their songs while fighting against a white recording studio's attempts to control the music they make.
Based on a true story, and a play by August Wilson, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom is also the late Chadwick Boseman's last film, which he completed shortly before his tragic death earlier in the year.
Curious? Check out the trailer below to see for yourself.
WATCH BELOW: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Trailer
Who Is In The Cast Of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom?
If the plot alone wasn't enticing enough, the star-studded lineup is sure to impress. Leading the cast is Academy Award winner Viola Davis (The Help, How To Get Away With Murder) as Ma Rainey herself and the late Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther, 21 Bridges) as Levee, the ambitious jazz horn player in her backing band.
And joining them is Taylour Paige (High School Musical) as Dussie Mae, Coleman Domingo (If Beale Street Could Talk) as Cutler and Glynn Turman (The Wire) as Toledo.
Where Can We Can Ma Rainey's Black Bottom In Australia?
Interested? Ma Rainey's Black Bottom is set to premiere on Netflix come December 18.