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The trouble with Netflix’s Queen Cleopatra

29 May 2023

4:00 PM

29 May 2023

4:00 PM

It’s the worst thing to happen to Cleopatra since that snake in the mausoleum. Queen Cleopatra is the second season of African Queens, a revisionist Netflix strand touting itself as a documentary series on black monarchs.

Produced and narrated by Jada Pinkett Smith, it is an attempt to repackage history for a contemporary audience.

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