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Mo’Nique Comes Out in Netflix Comedy Special

Mo’Nique Comes Out in Netflix Comedy Special

Mo'Nique Comedy Special Coming Out

She's finally ready to speak her truth to the world — and herself.


The Parkers and Precious star, Mo'Nique, finally got her own Netflix special – and in it she opened up about her sexuality.

The 55-year-old comedian told the crowd how she came out to her husband. “I said, ‘Daddy, I want to be with another woman sexually.’ And he looked at me, so beautifully and so patient and so loving, and he said, ‘B**ch, me too!’”

But Mo'Nique did want to make it clear that she's not a lesbian.

“Wait a minute, b**ch. Are you a motherf**kin’ d**e?” she asks herself.

“No I’m not — all the way,” she explained. “But when you’re born with that, there’s absolutely nothing you can do about it. Nothing. And please understand that I tried.”‘

She goes on to share how she tried to hide and change her orientation by sleeping with men, but she's glad she can be open about it now. Mo'Nique also shares one of the reasons why she didn't come out for a long time (her grandmother) and tells the story of her Uncle Tina, her trans relative that her grandmother just could not accept.

“See, my grandmother could not come to grips that she had a gay daughter,” Mo’Nique says. “She could only love her privately. She couldn’t love her publicly because the Church had my grandmother f**ked up. That godd**n Church, baby, in our communities will do some s**t to us and rip apart motherf**kin’ families, just like it’s going out of godd**n style. And they’ll put ‘In the name of Jesus’ in front of it. And I watched that s**t happen to my sweet grandmother.”

Mo'Nique's grandmother was so proud of her success that she was terrified to disappoint her, especially in her last days.

“I couldn’t tell my grandmother my secret thoughts and my fantasies because I didn’t want her to love me privately,” she said, “and I did not want her to leave this earth thinking that she was a failure.”

Mo'Nique also sends some love to the younger generations of queer folks. "You babies in the LGBTQ community,” she says, “I want y’all to hear me. I respect every-motherf**kin’-body in here free enough to be their godd**n selves.”

My Name is Mo’Nique is available to stream now on Netflix. Watch the trailer below:

My Name is Mo’Nique | Official Trailer |

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