Bessie (Trailer)

Queen Latifah stars as the late Bessie Smith in the HBO movie Bessie that comes out May 16th. This is the trailer and you can see Michael K. Williams, Monique, Mike Epps and Khandi Alexander in various roles supporting the story about Smith’s life. Bessie Smith was called the Empress of The Blues and was the highest paid and one of the most influential singers of the ’20’s and ’30’s.