RELATED: Queen Latifah and Marlon Wayans Duke (and Dance) It Out on Lip Sync Battle. In fact, it turns out. The evening's red carpet premiere marked the end of the year struggle for Queen Latifah to bring the story of legendary blues singer Bessie Smith to the scree The storyline also focuses on Smith's relationships with both men and women and features Queen Latifah's first onscreen nude scene.
Latifah has her first ever nude scene in the HBO film "Bessie" about legendary blues singer Bessie Smith, and she says the key to doing it comfortably was just to focus on the character. “I don't find this nude scene any more uncomfortable than kissing a girl in 'Set It Off” you just stick to the script. But with her performance as legendary blues entertainer Bessie Smith in HBO's upcoming biopic, Bessie, Queen Latifah reveals herself in ways those of us who knew her from her various entertainment pursuits—talk show host, hip-hop star, Cover Girl, bubbly actress, and LGBT activist—never imagined.