‘The Woman King’ Movie Sparks Outcry Following Its Release

The Woman King Movie

Nearly two weeks after the new Viola Davis-led film hit box offices, critics have began pouring in with their opinions. The Woman King movie has appeared to cause quite the controversy.

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Apparently, the Sony Pictures production is receiving a lot of backlash due to the (painful) real-life story behind it.

Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood and written by Dana Stevens, The Woman King follows an all-female warrior unit that ruled the West African Kingdom of Dahomey back in the 17th century.

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Most argue that the movie “glorifies African slave traders,” which brought about the #BoycottTheWomanKing hashtag on Twitter.

However, most have kicked against the backlash, as they defend that, if anything, The Woman King is more so informational and invigorating.

Viola Davis, herself, has also continued to encourage people to see The Woman King via Twitter.  Additionally, it actually had an amazing debut, collecting a whopping $19 million in ticket sales during its opening weekend.

But… of course, the people aren’t too fond of Davis’ support of the storyline–despite starring in the action drama.

This is what social media had to say…

‘The Woman King’ Movie Sparks Outcry Following Its Release

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