Latifah To Star In New Rom-Com

queen_latifah_02Queen Latifah (pictured) has just been announced for a new romantic comedy, called “Just Wright.”
A modern-day Cinderella tale, the story centers on a female physical therapist who falls in love with a basketball player while helping him recover from a career-threatening injury. The mass audience has warm feelings toward Latifah; then why do I suspect I’m not the only one who finds her romantic comedies completely unconvincing? (Watch “Beauty Shop” and observe her negative chemistry with Djimon Hounsou if you don’t believe me). This may have something to do with the fact that Latifah is widely perceived to be lesbian, and that audiences just don’t buy her in a heavily sexual situation with a man. Or: she’s intrinsically the type you want as your best girlfriend, not your lover.

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