, which tells the story of Dorothy's remarkable journey through Oz, is the winner of seven Tony Awards including "Best Musical," "Best Original Score," "Best Choreography," "Best Costume Design," and "Outstanding Musical." A film adaptation of the Broadway classic hit theaters in 1978, starring iconic musicians and actors like Diana Ross as Dorothy, Michael Jackson as the Scarecrow, Nipsey Russell as the Tin Man, Richard Pryor as the Wizard, and Lena Horne as Glinda. The application is available at the Apple Store and Google Play.
The film delves into Bessie’s relationships with both men and women, giving Queen romantic and sexual scenes with co-star Tika Sumpter, who plays Bessie’s lover, Lucille.
While speculation about Queen Latifah’s sexuality is nothing new and is now treated more as an open secret (she is often out in public holding hands and kissing her partner, Eboni Nichols), it appears that being part of such a queer film about authenticity and embracing who you are is not the platform the artist/actress is using to come out.
In interviews leading up to , many journalists have tried to ask her to speak to Bessie’s freedom and comfort level with living a sexually fluid life, but it becomes clear during these conversations that Queen Latifah is not ready to relate them to her own., where out host Robin Roberts brings up Bessie’s having affairs with men and women.“For me,” Queen said, “I couldn’t think about anything else.
I couldn’t think about coming off of two weeks before that being Queen Latifah, the talk show host.