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She’s a well-known actress of television, stage and screen, but
Loretta Devine has never had a starring film role like this before.
                        

In the new film, Dirty Laundry, Devine plays the mother of a gay son who returns from the Big Apple to his intolerant, small-town home.

                        

Devine
joined NPR’s News & Notes Farai Chideya
to talk about the movie and its handling of homosexuality in the black
community.

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