Bessie (2015)

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The story of legendary blues performer Bessie Smith, who rose to fame during the 1920s and '30s.


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Mo'Nique was offered the role of Viola, but she refused because she had played that type of character before. Reading the script, she liked Ma Rainey and asked HBO if it was possible to play that character.


Quotes

Bessie Smith: I ain't playing second to nobody!

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Genres

Biography | Drama | Music

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