Iconic black lesbian comic featured in new documentary

Moms MableyBY TRISH BENDIX
AfterEllen

Whoopi Goldberg is behind one of the most groundbreaking documentaries of the year, and it’s all about a woman you may or may not have heard of. Moms Mabley was a stand-up comic and Vaudeville performer. She was also black and an out lesbian, which means she was the unlikeliest of stage stars between her heyday of the 1920s through 1960s. Whoopi directed “I Got Somethin’ to Tell You,” a film about Moms’ career, and premiered it at the Tribeca Film Festival this week.

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