Oscar winner Mo'Nique draws fans to 'Blackbird' premiere

May 11, 2015 2:05 PM

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Gay coming-of-age drama "Blackbird" had its local premiere Saturday as part of the Houston Splash festivities at the University of Houston.

"Blackbird" explores the intersection of homosexuality, religion, African-American culture and small-town mentalities. It focuses on high school student Randy (Julian Walker), who denies his attraction to men despite vivid dreams and the advances of a new friend. His deeply religious mother, Claire,...

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