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  • Beyoncé to play Saartjie Baartman in film about the life of famous South African Khoi woman
    Posted by on Jan 4th, 2016

    Singer Beyoncé is set to star in a film about the life of South Africa’s Saartjie Baartman, the Khoi woman who was exhibited as a freak show attraction in 19th-century Europe under the name Hottentot Venus. Not content with being a Grammy winning singer, Beyoncé is aiming to get her hands on an Oscar by taking the lead role in a biopic about Baartman and has reportedly put together a tem of experts to help her with the role.

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    The Bootyliscious singer is set to write the screenplay in hopes of getting an Academy Award.

    “‘She now wants to write a screenplay that gains her respect – and hopefully awards – from the film industry, and thinks Saartjie’s story could be her ticket. Winning an Academy Award would mean everything to her, and she’s a woman who is used to getting exactly what she wants.’
    Baartman was believed to be just 25 when she died after being sold to a Scottish doctor in the 1800s, who put her on show in London because of the shape of her body.” [Mail Online]

    Now you know.

    And if you don’t know about Saartjie Baartman then best you brush up on your history HERE.

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