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‘Queen Cleopatra’: Netflix Debuts Docuseries Amid Online Petition

Queen Cleopatra - Netflix
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Queen Cleopatra - Netflix

Queen Cleopatra,” the documentary series, executive produced by Jada Pinkett Smith, is now streaming on Netflix.

About The DocuSeries: 

Queen Cleopatra, the world’s most famous, powerful, and misunderstood woman — a daring queen whose beauty and romances came to overshadow her real asset: her intellect. 

Cleopatra’s heritage has been the subject of much academic debate, which has often been ignored by Hollywood. 

Now our series re-assesses this fascinating part of her story.

The Cast: 

Leonor Varela as Queen Cleopatra, Timothy Dalton as Julius Caesar, Billy Zane as Marc Antony, Rupert Graves as Octavius, Sean Pertwee as Brutus, Bruce Payne as Cassius, David Schofield as Casca, and John Bowe as Rufio.

Premiere Date: 

May 10, 2023, only on Netflix

Watch The Trailer: 

While many are looking forward to watching the docuseries, there are others who are outraged by it and did not want it to see the light of day.

A petition was launched on Change.org to cancel the series due to Afrocentrism. “She was NOT black,” the originator wrote.

The petition, which has garnered 10K signatures reads: 

Cancel Netflix’s “Queen Cleopatra”

“Afrocentrism is a pseudoscience that is pushing a group’s agenda to claim Egypt’s history and rob the actual Egyptians of it. By using false articles and zero evidence, they are still attempting to falsify history

“Cleopatra was born in Alexandria, Egypt in the Ptolemaic dynasty to Greek descent. She was NOT black. This is in no way against black people, and is simply a wake-up call to preserve the history and the integrity of the Egyptians and the Greeks.”

“The show is clearly done to complement the Afrocentric movement, which claims to be the owner of the ancient Egyptian civilization and to consolidate what the movement promotes. Egypt was never black and it was never white, Egypt is just Egypt. There are many great African/black civilizations, but Egypt was/is NOT one of them. Sign the petition to stop the falsification of history!” 

Will you be tuned in to watch “Queen Cleopatra” on Netflix? 

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