(( Written By: Mimi Tsiane )) Former South African first lady Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has some strong words regarding the epic biopic Winnie that, according to its IMDB page, is slated to be released in the United States this month. “I was not consulted,” she told CNN. “I am still alive, and I think that it is a total disrespect to come to South Africa, make a movie about my struggle, and call that movie some translation of a romantic life of Winnie Mandela.”
American actress Jennifer Hudson (Dream Girls, Sex and the City, Weight Watchers Ads) stars as Winnie along with Terence Howard (Crash, Red Tails, The Best Man) as Nelson Mandela in the movie produced by Bishop T.D. Jakes. It has been almost 2 years since this movie came to our collective consciousness yet the movie shows no signs of being released, notwithstanding the November 2012 release noted on its IMDB page. Based on the trailer, which you can watch here, I can honestly say Jennifer Hudson looks very pretty. I apologize for the blatant shade; I have strong feelings. Will you go and see it?