In a story about love and acceptance, Mo’Nique and Isaiah Washington take the big screen in the heartfelt film, Blackbird.
The drama, which is based on the novel by Larry Duplechan, is a powerful coming-of-age story about a young teen boy who is struggling with his sexuality. Newcomer, Julian Walker plays the role of 17-year-old Randy Rousseau, and according to the actor, the role isn’t a far stretch from his real life story.
“What ya’ll saw on that screen was me,” Walker emotionally explained during the premiere at the Pan African Film Festival. “It was like I was telling my own personal story.”
Mo’Nique and Washington, who are both producers on the film, shared with HipHollywood why they feel this is a story that needed to be told.
“Just trying to get the message out about acceptance,” Mo shared. “It seems like every week somebody is coming out saying ‘I’m gay.’ It’s people saying ‘I’m tired of being in prison just within myself.’ We hope that at the end of this film people walk away and say, ‘people just want to be loved.'”
“I’m going to have a lot of people mad at me. The Black church is going to be hot,” Washington shared. “But I like it hot. I want people to be mad because if your mad, your mouth is going to be open and I’m going to be able to slip some truth into it.”
After nearly five years away from the film industry, Mo’Nique is thrilled to be back in the spotlight. “I’m just a little girl walking in a dream,” she told us. “I appreciate when the people say ‘hey sis, we missed you.'”
The film also stars Terrell Tilford, Gary L. Gray, Kevin Allesee, Torrey Laamar, Nikki Jane and D. Woods.
Stay tuned for the official release of Blackbird.
The Internet Snatches Kim Zolciak’s Wig Over Roachgate & ‘RHOA’ Producers Serve Up Receipts
Kim Zolciak-Biermann may not think she is a racist, but the internet sho (no typo) does. During Sunday night’s episode of the Real Housewives Of Atlanta, while the mother six tried to slam co-star Nene Leakes for calling her a racist, and defended her daughter for making a video of herself and roaches in Leakes’ bathroom, folks on Twitter made it very clear they weren’t buying her bulls*%t.
Do Bravo really think we needed Kim back? We were good seriously #RHOA
— Cindy Sainvilien🇭🇹 (@cindoodooch_) March 19, 2018
Kim one of those white people who thinks they can say whatever because they have a “black friend” #RHOA
— ✈☀✈ (@90sKhidd) March 19, 2018.
While having drinks with Kandi Burruss, Zolciak-Biermann also said the video was made in jest, and she didn’t think calling Leakes (or any black person) “nasty” for having roaches was racist. “There isn’t a racist bone in my body,” she told Kandi.
The Don’t Be Tardy star also told pal Sheree Whitfield that she had to hire security because of Leakes’ accusations.
“We’ve had to hire security. I’ve had people come to the gate at my house,” she said. “She wants to pull the race card. That’s the devil, bitch,” Kim said. “She spent so many years trying to sabotage my name and I just let it roll. Now you’re f—— with my kids? ‘The whole family is racist, prejudice?’ My whole family? There’s not a racist bone in my body. Not me, my husband, or my children see color. Never have.”
— FaithBenee’ (@_gottakeepFAITH) March 19, 2018
“I don’t see color” ~Racist Proverb #RHOA
— Clarisha Blaylock (@QueenCB4) March 19, 2018
It didn’t help her claim however that RHOA producers flashed back to some questionable remarks Zolciak has made on the show in the past. And thus, the dragging continued.
The footage is killing Kim lol every damn thing Kandi says, there’s footage to prove her. Every thing Kim says, footage contradicts her😂😂😂😂 #RHOA
— Anthony🖤🎶🎭💎🌙💫♠⚖️✴️ (@Anthisla) March 19, 2018
— Joan Smith (@TVandSheetMasks) March 19, 2018
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