1515713f5bMove over Cleo (and I am speaking of Cleopatra ‘Cleo’ Sims from the 1996 film Set It Off.)

In the upcoming film Smokin Aces, Taraji P. Henson will play a Black lesbian assassin in love with her competitor…singer Alicia Keys.

Smokin’ Aces is a new film about a dying mob boss who takes out a $1 million contract on the life of his former protege, a Vegas magician turned gangster who has agreed to testify against the mob. The FBI attempts to protect their key witness as an array of hit men and women descend on Lake Tahoe in a race to take the magician out.

Written and directed by Joe Carnahan, the film also features Jeremy Piven, Ray Liotta, Andy Garcia, Ben Affleck, Don Cheadle, and Alicia Keys.

The film is due in theatres this fall and I can’t wait.  There is definitely a shortage of Black lesbian characters coming out of Hollywood.