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Daniels also spoke about Black women protecting him during his childhood and how that inspires the stories he tells as a filmmaker.
Tune in to ESSENCE Studios this week as the film's stars talk Billie Holiday's impact, Andra Day's breakout performance, Black men & masculinity and more.
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