Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker: Season 1 - all episodes
March 20, 2020 8:10 PM - Season 1 (Full Season) - Subscribe

An African American washerwoman rises from poverty to build a beauty empire and become the first female self-made millionaire. (Netflix, 4 episodes, adapted from the book 'On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker' by A’Lelia Bundles, Walker’s great-great-granddaughter)
posted by oh yeah! (2 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I liked this better than most of the reviewers seemed to. I mean, yeah, I guess the dialogue is pretty bio-pic exposition-ish, and anachronistic in places. But I didn't mind the anachronism, and I thought the use of modern music in places was fun. And it's such a lush period piece -- all those great hats and dresses, the range of hairstyles and looks. And I got all weepy at the end.
posted by oh yeah! at 8:39 PM on March 20, 2020 [1 favorite]

I'm on the second episode and really enjoying it, too. Love the soundtrack.
posted by moira at 9:27 PM on March 23, 2020

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