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Oprah is starring in an HBO movie, and the trailer alone will make you cry

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If we learned one thing from Hidden Figures (and we learned a whole lot), it’s that Hollywood can and should tell the stories of history’s hidden women. In The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, starring Oprah Winfrey, HBO shines a light on the eponymous heroine, whose cells were used in groundbreaking medical research and kept from her family.

Winfrey plays Lacks’ daughter Deborah, and the film follows her journey as she pieces together her mother’s past.

Immortal Life is based on the book of the same name by Rebecca Skloot (played in the film by Rose Byrne). Skloot’s 2010 publication used archival photos, documents and Deborah Lacks’ journals to piece together Henrietta’s legacy. Read more…

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