Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom ★★

My favourite thing about ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ is actually the Coca cola™ advert. At first it seemed fisted in to get coke money but it actually served a larger purpose and added some much-needed variety to a really uninteresting fairly repetitive movie.

I also loved learning about Ma Rainey afterwards, she was a pretty amazing figure and would be even now, 82 years after her death; I didn’t like Chadwick Boseman much, his performance was decent but it’s been bigged up to no end because of his passing. You see this kind of thing all the time when an artist of any kind dies, they’re work is suddenly amazing when maybe it wasn’t previously.

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