Mo’Nique Explains Why She’s Always Been Popular With The Gays

The gay community knows all the love I have. When I was 16, I would hang out with a group of gay boys. images-1They would say, ‘Mo’Nique, you ain’t nothing but an old fag hag.’ And I’d say, ‘Really? Thank you!’ That whole group, except for one, are all deceased. That whole group. That whole group that I used to hang out with, except for one, are gone. Those beautiful brothers, they would always make me feel so special. They were so welcoming. They never called me fat. They never said, ‘Oh, girl, you’re just too big.’ They always said, ‘Oh, Miss Mo’Nique! You in that dress! Let me fix your hair.’ They were such a welcoming, loving environment. So this is my love letter to them — to say thank you. I remember going to the Garage in New York, the Clubhouse in D.C., the Mill in D.C., going to Zanzibar’s in North New Jersey. I said to my husband Sidney, ‘They were always so welcoming.’ He said to me, ‘It was two groups, and you were both the underdogs. You both felt like you were pushed away because of how you looked or who you were, so when you came together it was nothing but love.’ So for all my babies — and I call them my babies because they are — I say, live freely with no apologies. I’ve seen too many suffer.”


— Mo’Nique, who discusses departed gay friends and her new gay-themed film Blackbird in an interview with The Backlot’s Louis Virtel

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  • balehead

    She’s delusional……

  • Apparatus

    That whole story is awesome.

  • Cam


    Once again, as you have been asked before, please point out exactly your problem with the story rather than just making a negative comment. What is your issue?

    As for Monique, This was a fun interview, but sorry to hear that so many of her old friends have passed away.

  • fredo777

    Love her.

  • Kamuriie

    @balehead: @balehead: *You’re* delusional, jackass.

  • Ogre Magi

    That was beautiful

  • Black Pegasus

    Thank you Mo’Nique! Your Queens of Comedy routine still cracks me up!

  • Kangol

    Love her, she keeps it real. Bachelors’ Mill, huntee. The Garage. And Club Zanzibar. Oooh no ma’am!!!!

  • jckfmsincty

    She’s a terrific actress. I don’t think she’s been in a movie since her Oscar winning performance in “Precious”. I hope to see her again, soon.

  • Icebloo

    I think she deserves to give herself more credit too. We also like her because she is a great comedy actress. She has great timing. I never saw her in a serious role so maybe I should check out “Precious”.

  • Tackle

    That was so “beautiful” what she said, it made me tear-up a bit. But
    Mo’Nique, if by any chance you happen to read this, I think the acceptence and respect goes BOTH ways. And it’s nice to know that you haven’t forgotten thoes who passed on. Thank you…

  • JennyFromdabloc

    Love her

  • hassia

    @Icebloo: Mo’Nique is EPIC in Precious.

  • Niall

    Wow, that was a nice story. Sad to hear they’re all deceased now though :(

  • Cam


    Just make sure you are in the right mood. “Precious” is an outstanding movie, but the feeling is somewhat like “The Color Purple” or “The Accused”, you probably don’t want to watch it when you are about to go to sleep. Watch it and then go outside an enjoy the sun. It is fantastic, engaging and has brilliant performances in it. Mo-nique is so real that it’s frightening.

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