Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom ★★½

Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis are forces of nature here! What superb actors! They deserve all the credit for making this film interesting.

Said that, I must say I was expecting more. It felt very theatrical, in both good and bad ways. In a good way because the acting was expressive and strong, but in a bad way when the film had to transition between drama and comedy scenes. It was too abrupt, it didn't feel right to see an amazing speech about race relations and, in the next very second, a hot sex scene. By the way, that entire sex part felt off, the relation between Ma and her girlfriend was not well built and they chose to have a straight sex scene in a movie where the only couple are two women. I wish we had more bisexual love in a movie about a bisexual woman.

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