The United States vs. Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday spent much of her career being adored by fans. In the 1940s, the government targeted Holiday in a growing effort to racialize the war on drugs, ultimately aiming to stop her from singing her controversial ballad, "Strange Fruit."
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"Day did a spectacular job but the movie itself glossed over important things to instead be romance driven without commentary on the continuing abuse. It minimized her pain and struggle and erased a lot of important info in exchange for a smutty tabloid feel instead of being respectful or even honest"
"Such a tragic story. On top of being a drug addict, being targeted by the government made her life so much harder. "
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