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Bisexual Blues Icon Billie Holiday Rises Up in New Lee Daniels's Film

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The United States vs. Billie Holiday, out on Hulu on February 26, takes on the prescient story of the racism she endured while also highlighting her resilience as a Black bisexual woman in postwar America.Starring a riveting Andra Day (in her first film role) as Holiday, the movie celebrates Holiday’s artistry and singular voice, while also delving deep into the FBI-led plot — spearheaded by Harry Anslinger, the first commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics — to quash the early civil rights icon.“What terrified them [the FBI] about her was that she had power,” Day tells The Advocate.

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