This past friday, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom started streaming on Netflix and it has taken the world by storm.
If you are unfamiliar with this show-stopping film, let me catch you up. This is the film adaption of August Wilson’s play of the same name, centered around Blues singer Ma Rainey (Viola Davis), her ambitious trumpet player Levee (Chadwick Boseman), and the exploitative nature of the music industry.
This film has only been streaming for a weekend, yet, the Twitter-verse has spoken and they have a lot to say. The reactions are hilarious, heartbreaking, and perfectly encompass what we were all feeling while watching. Here are some of the best ones:
If you haven’t had a chance to check out Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, it’s not too late. Tonight’s the perfect night to grab your favorite takeout, a box of tissues, and be prepared to be forever changed!