The ‘Cleopatra’ series is facing a lawsuit from an Egyptian lawyer regarding its depiction of the ruler as Black. Adele James, the lead actress in the controversial Netflix series “Queen Cleopatra,” addressed the criticism during her appearance on “The Wayne Ayers Podcast” on Wednesday. Continued below video…
Since the release of its trailer on April 12, the docu-drama series and James have faced criticism for portraying Cleopatra as a Black woman. Historians and Egyptian critics have raised concerns, arguing that Cleopatra was likely not Black and, as the last Ptolemy leader, may have had Greek or Macedonian heritage instead. As a result, the series has been accused of “blackwashing” the historical figure.
James refuted this specific accusation and defended the series, stating, “Cleopatra VII, one of the most renowned women in history, ruled Egypt for twenty-two years. She experienced the loss and reclaiming of a kingdom, built an empire, and faced speculation and admiration, gossip and legend, even during her own time.” These words were artfully delivered by Stacy Schiff, the author of “Cleopatra: A Life,” who diligently portrayed the true Queen of Egypt over a decade ago. However, popular culture still largely associates Cleopatra with the seductive portrayal by Elizabeth Taylor.
The true story of Cleopatra remains veiled in mystery due to the various accounts spanning the past 2,000 years. Unraveling Hollywood’s depiction of one of history’s most prominent female leaders requires dismantling layers of falsehoods, deliberate embellishments, and subtle underestimations. While historians have struggled to uncover the truth about her two decades of reign, Hollywood has contributed to the confusion.
So Netflix is doing the new show with Cleopatra as a black woman..
Taking that same trend…
Here is an idea for the new fall series called "Adolf"
— Joshua Reid (@realjoshuareid) May 10, 2023
Netflix is the latest production studio to tackle the recreation of Cleopatra’s life with the release of the documentary “Queen Cleopatra.” Like all previous attempts to depict her rule, some aspects are historically accurate, some are outrageously inaccurate, and the rest falls somewhere in between.
Netflix: Go Woke, Go Broke…. these dopes never learn.
New Netflix Queen Cleopatra as black
never seen such ratings before lol
go woke go broke pic.twitter.com/npOxLZ6Jdv
— doncrypto (@DonCryptoDraper) May 12, 2023
Comments & Threads
- She was Macedonian, same as Alexander the Great, never seen him depicted as black. Caesar had an illegitimate kid with her & neither were described as black, by him or anyone else. I want to see MLK played by Chris Pratt, could you imagine the outrage
- Y’all know I’m Black and I been Black all my life, but this ain’t about that. This is about how making Cleopatra Black don’t do nothing to represent me or any real Black women. I don’t know what Jada was thinking when she came up with this bullshit, but she shoulda googled some… – Lavern Spicer
Want to know more?
- Controversy over historical accuracy of Netflix series casting dismissed as ‘fear of a Black Cleopatra‘ – Fox News
- A government-owned Egyptian broadcaster announces the start of production on a Queen Cleopatra documentary, in response to Netflix’s docudrama of Egypt’s history. – NBC News
Some Humor On It…
In response to Netflix casting a Black actress to play Cleopatra, a government-owned Egyptian broadcaster will make a new film pic.twitter.com/8sKU8lqkYL
— Avyaan Mik (@AvyaanMik) May 10, 2023
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