Netflix has released the official character posters for their highly anticipated film, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” 

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” is set in 1920’s Chicago and deals with issues of race, art, religion and the exploitation of black recording artists by white producers. The play takes place in a Chicago recording studio where Ma Rainey’s band players Cutler, Toledo, Slow Drag and Levee gather to record a new album of her songs.

As they wait for her to arrive they tell stories, joke, philosophize and argue. 

Tensions begin to boil between Ma Rainey, her white agent and producer and her bandmates. (via The Wrap)

See Viola Davis as “Ma Rainey,” Chadwick Boseman as “Levee,” Michael Potts as “Slow Drag,” Dusan Brown as “Sylvester,” Colman Domingo as “Cutler,” Taylour Paige as “Dussie Mae,” and Glynn Turman as “Toledo” below.

“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” will premiere on Netflix on December 18.

I can’t wait. 

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