Shirley: Plot, Cast, and Everything We Know About Netflix’s Upcoming Biopic

Netflix is ready to drop its new biopic and this is one you’re going to want to watch. With the election year looming over the US, tensions are running higher than ever, and now might just be the best time for the streaming platform to release Shirley. This biopic is based on the life of Shirley Anita Chisholm, an American politician who became the first black woman to be elected to the United States Congress in 1968.

The more you know about Shirley’s story, the more you understand how women of color really had to fight for their rights to make room for themselves in another male-dominated world, especially in the political field. Netflix’s Shirley will focus on one specific time of her life, and to know more about that, keep reading our article!

What is the Plot of Shirley?

As aforementioned, Shirley is based on the life of Shirley Anita Chisholm, but more specifically her iconic run for the President of the United States. Shirley represented New York’s 12th congressional district from 1969 to 1983, and this biopic focuses on her journey as the first Black Congresswoman who dared to make a change by running for President.

What is the Plot of Shirley?
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Shirley’s life or run for President wasn’t an easy journey. Several doubted her, several rallied for her, and most just thought she was too crazy to believe that a black woman could become President.

This biopic sets out to showcase all the highs and lows of a trailblazing campaign and will be directed by none other than John Ridley who has also directed  American Crime, Guerilla, and Godfather of Harlem amongst others.

The Cast of Shirley

Most actors and actresses in Shirley are serving black excellence and we couldn’t be more excited, especially for the woman playing the role of Shirley, aka Regina King. You might recognize this iconic actress from her projects like Boyz n the Hood, The Harder They Fall, and If Beale Street Could Talk to name a few.

The Cast of Shirley
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Joining King in the cast of Shirley are several other talented folks including Lucas Hedges, Amirah Vann, Christina Jackson, Lance Reddick, Terrence Howard, and Brian Stokes Mitchell.

What is the Release Date for Shirley?

2024 is a big year for Netflix with some intriguing titles dropping every month. As for Shirley, it was originally expected to be released in 2023, however, that was delayed and now the biopic will be streaming from 15 March 2024, exclusively on Netflix.

What is the Release Date for Shirley?
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Conclusion

If you’re looking for something to motivate you in life, Shirley might just be the perfect movie to watch and it is only a few days away. Make sure you come back and check our website for a review as well!

Deepti Chadha
Deepti Chadha

Deepti is a prolific content writer for OpenMediaHub who specializes in movies, tv shows, and web series, along with occasional reviews. Her interests lie in watching different genres and reading comics books, although her main passion is writing for as long as she remembers.

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