Viola Davis in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Netflix
Strong Oscar buzz for Netflix’ Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, based on August Wilson’s play and starring Viola Davis as the legendary 20’s singer, the “Mother of the Blues”. Rainey records a studio song over the course of a sweltering hot day, as band members, played by Glynn Turman, Colman Domingo, Michael Potts and the late Chadwick Boseman walk a fine line under perfectionist, diva-esque Ma. Anne Brodie spoke with the boys in the band.
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom debuts on Netflix Dec 18th