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It’s this bitch’s fault, because she let my man have her. And she didn’t say nothin’, she didn’t scream, she didn’t do nothin’. So, those things that she told you I did to her? Who… who… who else was going to love me? Hmmm? Since you got your degree, and you know every fuckin’ thing, who was gonna love me? Who… who… was gonna make me feel good? Who was gonna touch me, and make me feel good late at night? And she made him go away. So… when you sit there, and you writin’ them fuckin’ notes on your pad about who you think I am, and why I did it and all of that… because I didn’t have a man.

In “Blackbird,” directed by Patrik-Ian Polk (“The Skinny,” “Noah’s Arc”), Isaiah Washington plays Lance Rousseau, the estranged father of a conflicted gay teenager, Randy (played by newcomer Julian Walker), in small-town Mississippi. Mo'Nique plays Randy’s emotionally unhinged mother in her first film role since winning a 2010 Academy Award for “Precious.” Washington, Mo'Nique and her husband, Sidney Hicks, are co-producers.

Polk says, “Isaiah was always foremost on my mind” as he adapted Larry Duplechan’s 1986 novel “Blackbird” for the screen. He changed the book’s 1970s rural California setting to his hometown of Hattiesburg, Miss., where the film was shot.