The Woman King - The Kingdom of Dahomey's women warriors and some sketchy history

Based on the trailer, I feel like this is one of those movies that general audiences may enjoy, but anyone who’s dived into the history of the Kingdom of Dahomey will be pretty grossed out by it. The Dahomey are the baddies. I’m not saying the French and British colonizers were good guys, (far from it) but the Dahomey were pretty awful. They actively and enthusiastically took slaves and participated in the Atlantic slave trade, and they conducted mass human sacrifice rituals. It’s a weird premise to paint them as the heroes of freedom.

Wow, very troubled subject for a film…will have to see how they manage this.