Bessie movie is the story of the legendary blues singer, Bessie Smith (1894-1937), who shot to fame in the course of the 20s and 30s. Bessie Smith (Queen Latifah) is a younger singer in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She and her siblings are orphaned when their mother and father, William and Laura die, leaving the older sister to them, Viola (Khanda Alexander) to grows. Viola is Bessie Stern and his sad childhood. She, alongside together with her brother Clarence (Tory Kittles).