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The United States vs. Billie Holiday

A Film Review

Courtesy of Hulu

Set in the late 1940s, The United States vs. Billie Holiday begins in the quiet offices of journalist Reginald Lord Devine (played by Leslie Jordan) who interviews Billie Holiday (played by Andra Day) about her song “Strange Fruit” that had remained controversial from the start due to its slow-sung details of a lynching. The singer’s response to Devine’s inquiries takes the…

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