Moving Movies: Queen Latifah Does Bessie

Why aren’t there any women performer bio-pics in the movie theatres?

The official website for Bessie on HBO, featuring videos, images, synopsis, and schedule information.
hbo.com
While the world rightfully celebrates Ava DuVernay’s skills with Selma, we might want to stay tuned to director Dee Rees too. The creative force… themuse.jezebel.com|By Hillary Crosley Coker
HBO’s film on blues singer Bessie Smith starring Queen Latifah will premiere on May 16.
billboard.com
On-screen love scenes, gay or straight, should not be a matter of controversy, according to Queen Latifah. Latifah spoke with BET about a… huffingtonpost.com
Queen Latifah has opened up about filming lesbian sex scenes for a biopic.
pinknews.co.uk
Queen Latifah is serving some serious “when you’re good to Mama” realness in her upcoming film bio of legendary blues singer Bessie Smith….  queerty.com
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Also on this blog~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

9 to 5: The Women’s WorkPlace Blues

The Hollywood Star Vehicle Working Girl was released on VHS and Beta at the same time as the Indie Production Working Girls to rental stores. Home video ownership was a bit off and the VHS/Beta battle was shifting in favour … Continue reading

Dear Bear Family Records: Sissyman Blues

When I was a DJ on Simon Fraser University’s student campus radio, in the 1990s, I often played a cd called “Sissyman Blues”. It was a collection of 1920s and 30s American Black Lesbians and Gay Men. I was been … Continue reading

Elvis and the Women of Blues

Leiber and Stoller didn’t like Elvis’ version of Hound Dog. Until the cheque cleared, still, they did write Jailhouse Rock as a gay song to see what Elvis would do with it. More interesting that the wide range of women … Continue reading

Emoting with The Women of Rockabilly

  13:20 – The Beat The Beat The Beat           You know, if there was or is a collection of the Boys Crashing Cars and dying or killing their girl songs – Laura, Tommy was not … Continue reading

Morning Musical Emoting

trying to pick between: and this one in 1992, my therapist asked me “What did you do Friday night?” I looked down at the floor and said flatly. “George Jones and Tequila.” “How did you not kill yourself?” she laughed. … Continue reading

Song off – Hound Dog: Big Mama vs Elvis

Happy Birthday, Big Mama Thornton! Blues legend Big Mama Thornton was born in Ariton, Alabama on December 11, 1926. Known for her powerful voice and sexually explicit lyrics, Thornton was the original performer of the hit song “Hound Dog,” commonly … Continue reading

This entry was posted in Zeitgeist Analytics and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Moving Movies: Queen Latifah Does Bessie

  1. Pingback: MusicWorld: Queen Latifah is The Lesbian Elvis | dyke writer

  2. Pingback: Racey Romance: Inter-Species | Nina's Soap Bubble Box

  3. Pingback: Demographic Women of Sexuality | Nina's Soap Bubble Box

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.