The A.V. Club: One of the reigning. We didn’t want to make a straight biopic that would feel like it was homework. We wanted to make sure that we were doing something that would kind of turn the biopic on its ear and do it in a different way. And the reason for that is because Madam C.J. Walker herself was such a visionary, was such a modern thinker who was way ahead of her time, we felt.