Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker

We were really starting to settle into this before abruptly learning it was a 4-part miniseries.  Spencer gives a solid portrayal of a principled, driven woman who wants to take life on her own terms, and finds the men in her life not looking good at all.  Her business is a nascent empire built more on rousing speeches than quality of product, and one wonders if this sort of brand marketing’s always triumphed over product marketing.

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