Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Queen Latifah to Play Bi-Sexual Blues Singer


Queen Latifah signs on to play notoriously bi-sexual blues singer Bessie Smith in a new bio-pic…

According to Deadline HBO just green lit a project from Queen Latifah's Flava Unit based on blues icon Bessie Smith.

Speculation over Smith's sexuality was frequent gossip column fodder in the 1920s and 30s.

The untitled film will be written and directed by Dee Rees, the filmmaker behind 2010 indie darling 'Pariah.'

28 comments:

Bee Gee said...

Watch her play the FUCK outta this role, son..

Anonymous said...

@1:39 PM Set it off game proper!

Bee Gee said...

Lmao

Anonymous said...

She gone get a grammy.

Anonymous said...

*sigh*

Queen we get it. You love pussy. You eat it like Wheaties. Just come out the closet already. You and Tyler Perry.

But she is a good choice for this role. I can see her playing it well.

Watch white Hollywood turn it into a LGBT/dyke drama of a Black struggling woman rather than focus on the music behind the legend.

Anonymous said...

A role she has been preparing for a lifetime.... I smell Oscar and the cover of People... and I do think of Set it off also lmao

Ms. Lee said...

Minding my business on my Mac Book Pro when Bee Gee says...

... 'Watch her play the FUCK outta this role, son.'

LOL :-/

Sir Latifah is so obvious. But congratulations anyway.

Anonymous said...

QUEEN LATIFAH!
I can't wait and she can sing...

Anonymous said...

@1:43
Well is she struggled being a lesbian as a singer then certainly that would be portrayed in the film.

Anonymous said...

BeeGee and MsLee yall niggas aint right. lmao at "sir latifah."
BeeGee LMAO

Your Highness said...

People always do well in roles that are similar to their personality, so I'm sure she will do well in her role as Bessie.

Anonymous said...

Congrats and Good Luck Queen

Anonymous said...

Bravo Queen

Bee Gee said...

Lol @ Ms. Lee
Lol @ 1:43pm - You're probably right.

Anonymous said...

LOL!!! you know Latifah gonna go ALL out for this part! lmao
she might even win an Oscar LOL!!!
#letThePussyEatingBegin

Bee Gee said...

^ Lmao. Now let's see who the female co-star(s) will be..

Niyabinghi Warrior said...

I will give this a look see, I'm a huge fan of Bessie Smith she certainly was a daughter of Lilith that's for sure!! I know the Queen will do this right so I'm here for this!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm checking for this. You can easily forget that she was once a formidable actress. All those bullshit movies she did like "Taxi", and "Beauty Shop". She needs to get back to the real shit. This also will let the younger generation know who Bessie is. Oh, anybody remember the HBO movie she did called "Life Support"? It was pretty good. They should bring that to BET.

Anonymous said...

Sounds good to me. I know she's going to slay this role. A quick Google Image search of Bessie Smith and I want to know what the debate regarding her sexuality was about. She most definitely looks like she was a bulldyke.

Anonymous said...

She'll probably come out around the time of the movie, to add to the publicity, and to almost guarantee an award win.

Anonymous said...

Going to be stretch since she's not BI...but GAY!

Anonymous said...

For people saying she will come out for this role, I doubt it. This is a tv movie so the most she can get from this is an Emmy. Nothing to sneeze at but she's Oscar nominated. Unless it's for a Oscar she's not going all the way out.

Anonymous said...

King Lateef is lobbying for a NC-17 rating.

Lmao@ Beegee!!

Anonymous said...

She'll be in her element so I'm sure she'll do well. By the way, I also was impressed with her role in life support.

Anonymous said...

Now that's a role she can play and it will be believable.

Anonymous said...

Sad that the life time accomplishments of this talented woman has been reduced to " bisexual blues singer" just because of the woman picked to portray her

Anonymous said...

^ Bessie was a bisexual blues singer. Or can you not read?

Anonymous said...

Latifah big ass should have been come out the closet....

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