I finally watched this movie today. I streamed it from Amazon. I really meant to see Belle when it was in the movie theaters, but it was pulled just as I was going to see it with a co-worker. Belle is based on the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, who was the daughter of an enslaved African woman named Maria Bell, and a wealthy white English Navy Admiral named John Lindsay. The real Dido Belle can be seen in the painting below that she posed for with her cousin, Elizabeth Murray, in 1778….