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    "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" Has Left The Internet Reeling — The Reactions Are Just As Glorious As The Film

    "A-one, a-two, a-you know what to do!"

    This past friday, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom started streaming on Netflix and it has taken the world by storm.

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    If you are unfamiliar with this show-stopping film, let me catch you up. This is the film adaption of August Wilson's play of the same name, centered around Blues singer Ma Rainey (Viola Davis), her ambitious trumpet player Levee (Chadwick Boseman), and the exploitative nature of the music industry.

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    This film has only been streaming for a weekend, yet, the Twitter-verse has spoken and they have a lot to say. The reactions are hilarious, heartbreaking, and perfectly encompass what we were all feeling while watching. Here are some of the best ones:

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    Things I’m going to start doing now that I’ve seen Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom: -Speak in the third person, always. -Say “I ain’t studying you” instead of “I don’t care what you say.” -Refer to my backside as my “Big Black Bottom”. -Own my power fully and completely. #MaRainey

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    After watching #MaRainey you’re going to be 😠

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    #MaRaineyFilm "You done stepped on my shoes." - Levee ( @chadwickboseman)

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    VIOLA SUCKIN DOWN THIS COCOLA HAS ME HOLLERINNNNN #MaRainey

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    Ma Rainey's Black Bottom has left me in pieces. I wasn't ready. #MaRainey

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    #MaRainey So the real Ma Rainey just walked around sweaty all the time? Because why they got Viola looking like this?

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    These Colman and Chadwick scenes #MaRainey

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    My boys will now and forever count the way Cutler counts in: “One, two, you know what to do.” #MaRainey

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    Irvin: Will you sing Levee’s version of Black Bottom? Ma Rainey: #MaRainey #MaRaineyFilm

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    Thought that was her niece????? #MaRaineyFilm #MaRaineysBlackBottom #MaRainey

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    People making a top 10 list before watching #MaRainey

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    My face when #MaRainey turned out to be gay

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    “Can I introduce my red rooster to yo’ brown hen?” Lawd this man this man! *plays “We Fall Down But We Get Up” by Donnie McClurkin* #MaRaineyFilm #MaRainey #MaRaineysBlackBottom

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    #MaRainey and this masculine energy tho ..

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    Irvin: Ma...you’re gonna sign the release forms right? Ma Rainey: #MaRaineyFilm #MaRainey

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    Glynn Turman Viola Davis and the late Chadwick Boseman! GIVE THEM ALL THE THINGS! #MaRaineyFilm

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    The way Ma Rainey checked Irvin about her "Black Bottom" song. #MaRaineyFilm

    If you haven't had a chance to check out Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, it's not too late. Tonight's the perfect night to grab your favorite takeout, a box of tissues, and be prepared to be forever changed!

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