John Ridley, who wrote and produced the Oscar-winning “12 Years A Slave,” directs the film about the American politician Shirley Chisholm, simply but effectively titled “Shirley”. She was the first black female politician elected to the U.S. Congress in 1968, and in 1972, she was the first black female politician to run for the U.S. presidency.


Shirley is played by Oscar winner Regina King (“Ray”), and alongside her are Terrence Howard (“Crash”), Lucas Hedges (“Lady Bird”), and Lance Reddick (“John Wick” series) in his final role before his passing in 2023. The film premieres on March 22 on Netflix. See the trailer below:

SHIRLEY | Official Trailer | Netflix

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