Be honest. Doesn't this Queen Latifah picture make you feel all tingly inside? Or, at the very least, jealous of the cigarette in her hand?
The photo is a tease from the upcoming HBO biopic Bessie. Latifah plays the lead in the drama about Bessie Smith, nicknamed the Empress of the Blues.
Smith, who died in 1937 when she was 43, would have been fodder for today's fame machine. She had a husband, but also kept a female lover
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