Caught Between Privilege and Oppression...
The Lived In the Shadows.
Secret mistresses to wealthy white landowners live in a world of comfort and refinement. these "free women of color" are caught between two cultures yet belong to neither. Now the illegitimate son of one white plantation owner is crossing the line, demanding to be recognized. He is the threat that could bring down Southern society.
Superstar novelist Anne Rice's epic story of passion and shocking secrets is brought to the screen with an all-star cast featuring Gloria Reuben, Peter Gallagher, Jennifer Beals, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Pam Grier, Jasmine Guy, James Earl Jones, Eartha Kitt, Ben Vereen, Forest Whitaker and Robert Ri'chard.