Hulu’s original film ‘The United States vs Billie Holiday’ saw several storylines unfold that ultimately united to tell the complex, trailblazing story that was the life of iconic songstress & activist Billie Holiday.

Click HERE to grab your free passes for the exclusive ESSENCE Studios conversation series featuring the cast of the Hulu original film The United States vs Billie Holiday.

The men in the film recently sat down with activist and journalist Jeff Johnson to unpack how Black male masculinity showed up in their character’s stories and how that impacted the roles that each of the real-life men played in Holiday’s life. The discussion also explored how each of the actors prepared for their roles, what about their characters resonated most with them on a personal level and more. Watch the full discussion in the video above.

Keep scrolling for a look at seven things we learned about Black men and masculinity from Trevante Rhodes, Rob Morgan, Tyler James Williams, Miss Lawrence, Tone Bell and Jeff Johnson during the conversation.


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