Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,The United States vs. Billie Holiday has one Academy Award nomination: Best Actress (Andra Day).
I wanted to like this movie. Andra Day's portrayal of Billie Holiday is good (she does her own singing), but it can't make the movie interesting.
The federal government wants Billie Holiday to stop singing Strange Fruit because it will make African Americans want their civil rights. They go after Holiday for narcotics use, and she has a rollicking affair with an agent.
It's a true story, but the movie isn't focused.
I don't feel I wasted my time by watching The United States vs. Billie Holiday. I want to see as many nominated movies as I can, and this is one of them.
Infinities of love,