The trailer for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020) dropped recently, so let’s discuss it!
The film, which is based on the 1982 play of the same name by August Wilson, features Viola Davis as legendary Blues singer, Ma Rainey, and Chadwick Boseman as her ambitious horn player, Levee (in Boseman’s final film appearance before succumbing to colon cancer in August of this year). The costumes are designed by Ann Roth, who at 88 years old, and a career stretching back to the 1960s, has plenty of costuming cred to her name (just to name a few of her historical offerings: The English Patient (1996), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), The Hours (2002), and 127 more).
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is set for release on December 18, 2020, on Netflix. We’ll be watching — will you?