Community, Queen Latifah, and Memes: Queen Latifah Says Her Toughest
 Role Was Playing A Gay Character
 In "Set It Off"
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Queen Latifah Says Her Toughest Role Was Playing A Gay Character In "Set It Off" blogged by @BenitaShae ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ QueenLatifah's career has stood the test of time and during a sit down with Tracee Ellis Ross for InstyleMagazine, she explained why playing a gay character has been her "toughest role" to date. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For years, Latifah's sexual orientation has been a topic of conversation and this interview has everybody wondering all over again. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “When I got the role of amateur bank robber Cleo Sims in SetItOff, I sat down with my younger siblings and told them, ‘Listen, I’m playing a gay character,'” Latifah says in the interview. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Your classmates might tease you or say negative things about it. But I’m doing it because I believe I can bring positive attention to the gay African-American community, and I believe that I can do a great job as an actor.’ They understood, and when those things inevitably happened in school, they were OK with it.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Queen Latifah made the right decision to move forward with the film. It was a hit and quickly became a cult classic. Though it's unclear whether Latifah drew from her own sexuality for the role, does it even matter? What are your thoughts?

Queen Latifah Says Her Toughest Role Was Playing A Gay Character In "Set It Off" blogged by @BenitaShae ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ QueenLatifah's career has stood the test of time and during a sit down with Tracee Ellis Ross for InstyleMagazine, she explained why playing a gay character has been her "toughest role" to date. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For years, Latifah's sexual orientation has been a topic of conversation and this interview has everybody wondering all over again. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “When I got the role of amateur bank robber Cleo Sims in SetItOff, I sat down with my younger siblings and told them, ‘Listen, I’m playing a gay character,'” Latifah says in the interview. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Your classmates might tease you or say negative things about it. But I’m doing it because I believe I can bring positive attention to the gay African-American community, and I believe that I can do a great job as an actor.’ They understood, and when those things inevitably happened in school, they were OK with it.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Queen Latifah made the right decision to move forward with the film. It was a hit and quickly became a cult classic. Though it's unclear whether Latifah drew from her own sexuality for the role, does it even matter? What are your thoughts?

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Queen Latifah Says Her Toughest Role Was Playing A Gay Character In Set It Off @ball eralert Queen Latifah Says Her Toughest Role Was Playing A Gay Character In Set It Off blogged by @BenitaShae ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ QueenLatifah's career has stood the test of time and during a sit down with Tracee Ellis Ross for InstyleMagazine she explained why playing a gay character has been her toughest role to date ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For years Latifah's sexual orientation has been a topic of conversation and this interview has everybody wondering all over again ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “When I got the role of amateur bank robber Cleo Sims in SetItOff I sat down with my younger siblings and told them ‘Listen I’m playing a gay character'” Latifah says in the interview ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Your classmates might tease you or say negative things about it But I’m doing it because I believe I can bring positive attention to the gay African-American community and I believe that I can do a great job as an actor’ They understood and when those things inevitably happened in school they were OK with it” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Queen Latifah made the right decision to move forward with the film It was a hit and quickly became a cult classic Though it's unclear whether Latifah drew from her own sexuality for the role does it even matter? What are your thoughts? Meme

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