Black celebrities have been buying out theatres playing “The Woman King” so viewers can experience the film for free, something that the movie’s director says is “incredibly moving” to her.
In the movie, which is loosely based on historical fact, Viola Davis stars as the leader of a band of all-female warriors tasked with protecting the West African kingdom of Dahomey during the 17th to 19th centuries.
Some of the celebrities who have reportedly bought out “Woman King” screenings include Octavia Spencer, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kerry Washington, Lena Waithe, Sanaa Lathan, Kandi Burruss, Sza, Jennifer Hudson, Taraji P. Henson, Boris and Nicole Kodjoe, Gabrielle Union, Tina Knowles-Lawson and Luvvie Ajayi.
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