The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021)

Genres - Drama, Musical  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Drama  |   Release Date - Feb 26, 2021 (USA)  |   Run Time - 130 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Augustine Chay

Andra Day, Trevante Rhodes, Natasha Lyonne, and Garrett Hedlund star in director Lee Daniels’ biographical drama film. It fictionalizes Billie Holiday’s behind-the-scenes persecution by the Federal Department of Narcotics after she insisted on performing “"Strange Fruit."” The legendary jazz singer became entangled in a complex love affair with the Black Federal Agent Jimmy Fletcher — the man leading the undercover operation against her.

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career, drug-addiction, love-affair, singer, undercover