When the first trailer for The Equalizer dropped last month, it started off as a joke with my friends. First of all, none of us had made habits of watching a CBS procedural — until now. And all of us wanted to watch Queen Latifah beat up bad men for fun.
As Cleo, Queen Latifah had never been better. Young, mighty, unadulterated, sweet to her friends, sexy in the way that only studs can be — an energy that radiates beneath the pores and melanin, the quiet, intoxicating confidence that comes from truly owning your shit.
What if “Coming To America” starred Lena Waithe instead of Eddie Murphy? What if Sanaa Lathan and Gabrielle Union made out with each other at the end of “Love & Basketball”? What if black lesbians finally got to get the girl on the big screen? I’m buying the popcorn. You coming with?
Reports suggest that Queen Latifah’s very good friend Eboni Nichols is not only pregnant, the pair are engaged.
Unlike so many other sitcoms from the ’90s, this one really holds up.
“This is one of the best portrayals of the Strong Black Woman Syndrome I’ve seen in a long time.”
Also, Evan Rachel Wood and Kate Moennig are causing shenanigans and Brittani Nichols got smacked in the face with a tail.
Also, the cast of Orange Is The New Black are supporting the singer of their theme song, Ruby Rose looks a damn mess and Queen Latifah has no idea how she ended up in this column.
Also, Holland Taylor built a shrine to her girlfriend, Gaby Dunn joins the bisexual government and Annie Clark doesn’t have time to talk to you.
Also, Evan Rachel Wood plays the theremin, Kate Moennig takes on the Champ and Demi Lovato rolls into New Jersey in style.
Samira Wiley’s got a shirt you’re gonna like, Jenny Owen Youngs wrote you a new theme song for Rizzoli and Isles, and Amandla Stenberg is really raising the bar for Instagram users everywhere.
Carrie Brownstein went above and beyond to prove that all of your favorite people know each other.
Even if this WERE true, it wouldn’t even be a thing anymore, so don’t even worry about it.
As a follow-up to the time I used “gal pals” sarcastically and taught you all about the queer suffragists, and in honor of Gal Pal Week, this week’s Rebel Girls lesson is going to be about good, old-fashioned friendship.
Plus: Miley Cyrus puffy painted Caitlyn Jenner for charity, Lady Gaga and Linda Perry tag-teamed on “What’s Up,” Laverne Cox and Lily Tomlin’s “Grandma” gets its first trailer, the USWNT is headed to the World Cup quarters, and so much more information!
More and more actors are calling out Hollywood’s gender inequality, Kim Kardashian says Bruce Jenner is beautiful, feminists have had it with Game of Thrones, Mad Men flips the script on Joan and Peggy, Leisha Hailey is coming to ABC Family, and Queen Latifah doesn’t care if you didn’t like her lesbian sex scene in Bessie.
Watch Bessie. Do it for the moments of bisexual badassery. Do it for the love of the blues. But goddammit, watch Bessie because her legacy is an important part of our history as queers in this world.
When HBO’s Bessie premieres May 16 to bring the Empress of Jazz back to life, nobody will be skirting the issue of Bessie Smith’s bisexuality.
I never had to think to myself, “where are the people that look like me?” because they were there, in abundance, everywhere I looked.
Queen Latifah and George Takei both debut new series. Here’s hoping for a crossover!