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Janelle Monáe: ‘Antebellum’ Is a ‘Kick in the Stomach’ to White Supremacy

Monáe explains why she took on this tough role and how Black women can care for ourselves amid trauma

Janelle Monáe in ‘Antebellum.’
Janelle Monáe in ‘Antebellum.’ Photos: Lionsgate

Making Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz’s Antebellum was always going to be a challenge. Films set in the plantation South press against open wounds that are still present…

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