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