Be sure to watch Bessie tonight on HBO! Great performances and a great film from writer/director Dee Rees (Pariah). They don’t shy away from showing the queer aspects of both Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey’s lives. Queen Latifah better win all the awards for her amazing performance. Mo’Nique is back and better than ever. Khandi Alexander will break your heart. Michael Kenneth Williams gets to showcase that intensity we all love and Mike Epps is a rock. It’s just a damn good movie.
A plague! It’s damn Biblical. Two season God done sent a plague to smite me. What I done that God hate me so? It’s that Godless lot. They brought this on me. I bring ‘em God’s word, and heathens they are, they brung me God’s scorn.