Wednesday, 07 May 2014 15:58

Queen Latifah To Play Bisexual Blues Singer Bessie Smith

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Queen Latifah will be on a new film on Bessie Smith, one of the best blues singers of the Twenties which was besides bisexual. 

The shooting of this film recounting the life of Smith should begin in June and will be aired on HBO. It will be directed by Dee Rees whose first feature film “Pariah” had already gotten an enormous success in 2011.

Smith's life will surely remind you of other artists like Amy Whinehouse. After glory, Smith became an alcoholic before dying in 1937 in a car accident.

Photo credit: American Blues Scene