Viola Davis responds to BoycottWomanKing

Oscar winner Viola Davis has responded to critics of her latest film, “The Woman King,” after they called for a boycott of the movie because it isn’t entirely historically accurate.

Viola Davis responds to BoycottWomanKing

The film follows the story of the all-female military unit, known as the Agojie, that guarded the West African kingdom of Dahomey from the 17th to 19th centuries.

“First of all, I agree with [the film’s director] Gina Prince-Bythewood’s saying is you’re not going to win an argument on Twitter,” Davis said of the criticism in an interview with Variety.

“We entered the story where the kingdom was in flux, at a crossroads. They were looking to find some way to keep their civilization and kingdom alive.

It wasn’t until the late 1800s that they were decimated. Most of the story is fictionalized. It has to be.”

Julius Tennon, one of the movie’s producers and Davis’ husband, also talked about the criticism.

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