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Shirley OTT release date – Here's when to catch the true and inspiring biopic of the first Black woman of the US Congress on THIS platform

Shirley OTT release date – Shirley is a groundbreaking and inspiring biopic based on the life of the political trailblazer Shirley Chisholm. Directed by John Ridley, the film releases this Spring. 

Shirley OTT release date – Here's when to catch the true and inspiring biopic of the first Black woman of the US Congress on THIS platform
Regina King in and as Shirley

Last Updated: 10.34 PM, Feb 17, 2024


Shirley is Oscar-winning filmmaker of 12 Years a Slave, John Ridley’s Spring entree for viewers. The film chronicles the pioneering rise of Shirley Chisholm, essayed by Regina King, who not only became the Black woman to join the US Congress but also ran a brave Presidential campaign.

Release date and OTT platform of Shirley

Shirley releases on Netflix this Spring, on March 22, 2024. Since Tudum has gone over to the quality content side, instead of focusing on mainstream cinema only, it has included incredible films and limited shows based on true stories or inspired by them. Shirley is only the latest addition to its genre of biographical films and is one of the last projects to feature the beloved actor, the late Lance Reddick.

Name of Movie Shirley
Director John Ridley
Genre Biopic
Release Date March 
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Plot of Shirley

The biopic traces the astronomical rise of the political rocket Shirley Chisholm, who became the first Black Congresswoman in 1968 and ran a limit-shattering Presidential campaign in 1972 as the first Black female candidate. The dynamic and sincere Shirley, who announced in her iconic candidacy announcement speech that she was a “candidate of the American People” and not a mainstream politician.

Produced by Participant Media and Regina King’s own Royal Ties Production, the film serves as a stirring and inspiring watch, as it also offers a deeper insight into the person Shirley behind the candidate and political figure. The feature, based on Shirley’s life, enjoys exclusive story rights, thanks to an agreement with the Chisholm Estate and follows the iconic figure of political history as she navigates the changing, seminal period of modern American history.

Cast of Shirley

The film stars a highly talented cast, with the skilled likes of Regina King as the protagonist Shirley Chisholm, Lance Reddick as Wesley McDonald Holder aka Mac, Terrence Howard as Arthur Hardwick Jr., Lucas Hedge as Robert Gottlieb, Brian Stokes Mitchell as Stanley Townsend, Christina Jackson as Barbara Lee, Michael Cherrie as Conrad Chisholm, and Amirah Vann as Diahann Carroll.

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