Billie Holliday was a popular black jazz singer in the 30s-50s in trouble with the feds over narcotics usage and singing the song “Strange Fruit” they didn’t want sang. The song dealt with a lynching.
Follows Holiday during her career as she is targeted by the Federal Department of Narcotics with an undercover sting operation led by black Federal Agent Jimmy Fletcher, with whom she had a tumultuous affair.The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021) – IMDb
Drugs, jazz, fears of being arrested for singing and an affair with the fed who is assigned to watch her plus based on a true story? I’m there. What about you? Interested in this one?
The United States vs. Billie Holiday is available for streaming on Hulu on February 26, 2021.