Movie Trailer: ‘Blackbird’ (Starring Mo’Nique, Isaiah Washington)


Based on the novel by the same name by Larry Duplechan, the film ‘Blackbird’ is directed by Patrik-Ian Polk (Noah’s Arc, The Skinny), which he also co-wrote with Rikki Beadle Blair (Stonewall). The film stars Academy Award winning actress and comedian Mo’Nique (Precious), Isaiah Washington (Grey’s Anatomy, Blue Caprice, The 100), Terrell Tilford (Single Ladies, Guiding Light), D. Woods (MTV’s Danity Kane), Gary L. Gray (The Cosby Show, Bring It On: All Or Nothing), Torrey Laamar, Kevin AlleseeNikki Jane, and introduces breakthrough talent Julian Walker

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BLACKBIRD tells the story of seventeen-year-old Randy (Julian Walker), a devout Christian who tries very hard to be a good person. Since his father (Isaiah Washington) left, Randy takes care of his emotionally disturbed mother (Mo’Nique), sings lead in the church choir and is the kind of friend all of his classmates can depend on. As strong as he seems on the outside, Randy is hiding a secret inner struggle – a denial of his true self. It is not until he opens himself up to love that he discovers that becoming a man means accepting who you really are.

See the trailer below:


“I am truly proud to bring this amazing film to the big screen.  “BLACKBIRD is about a young man in Mississippi coming to terms with his sexuality. It’s an incredibly inspiring story that beautifully tells the journey of life, love, family and finding one’s truth through a myriad of personal triumphs, strength and acceptance. After first reading the script, I knew this was a story that we had to tell. It’s a story that will resonate profoundly in the hearts of many, and a story that I knew, if told correctly would create a movement and bring about change to the lives of so many people, especially within the African American and LGBT communities.” – Oscar-winning actress Mo’Nique, executive producer

The film is executive produced by Sidney Hicks and Mo’Nique Hicks and produced by Keith Brown, Patrik-Ian Polk, Carol Ann Shine and Isaiah Washington.  The deal was negotiated by Mark Ward on behalf of RLJ Entertainment and attorneys Ricky Anderson and Nathan Hale Williams on behalf of the filmmakers.

Premiere Date:  April 24, 2015

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  1. Love yourself February 15, 2015

    Yes! We need this! I am so excited!

  2. Bang Bang February 15, 2015

    That’s gonna be a very good film!

  3. CiMinaj February 16, 2015

    Looks great! And I’m glad to see Mo’Nique back on the big screen.

  4. FutureCIARA February 16, 2015

    D. Woods been on her shitt! I just saw her putting in work on RHOA auditioning for Kenyas TV Pilot. And she was just doing Kandis play last year…. Slay D. Woods!!!
    Never stop babe!

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  6. Yoncè February 16, 2015

    This was supposed to come out last year, I remeber when I was doing some research on D woods (to see why she wasn’t coming back to dk) I found an interview where she was talking about this movie and I loved the trailer! Can’t wait for the movie

  7. Yoncè February 16, 2015

    Btw is an extended trailer out there that shows the movie in depth because that trailer is the bomb

  8. Elijah Blake stan February 16, 2015

    Movie looks amazing

  9. Casual-T February 16, 2015

    This is going to be good. Did I see a threesome?

  10. justmeeeee February 16, 2015

    I heard about this movie 2 years ago and I think it’s really sad that quality African American movies don’t get the green light unless there’s some LGBT BS in it
    clearly there is an agenda people….wake up

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