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Lady Reed in Dolemite Is My Name 2019

Character Is A Spoken Word Performer

Da'Vine Joy Randolph in Dolemite Is My Name 2019
Da’Vine Joy Randolph in Dolemite Is My Name 2019

The movie “Dolemite Is My Name” takes the audience behind the scenes of the classic blaxploitation crime comedy film “Dolemite” – Da’Vine Joy Randolph plays Lady Nancy Reed who made her acting debut in the film “Dolemite” as the character “Queen Bee” who runs a brothel in the movie.

This was just one part of a long collaboration with the screenwriter and star of “Dolemite” Rudy Ray Moore – three years earlier on a Spoken Word Album “The Sensuous Black Woman” At the time in the 1970s the book “The Sensuous Woman” was a sensation as women all over America were joining the sexual revolution. Noticing a void Lady Reed and Rudy Ray Moore decided to do their own take from an African American perspective. The liner note below

“The Sensuous Black Woman” is dedicated to the female world in every respect. And, as the Madam takes you on an open trip to the Black Female world, she would like you to listen very closely to the message in this album. A woman was created for man’s companion, to love, respect, and to fulfill his every desire. The word “love” is a feeling: tension, fulfillment, hostility, gladness and pain. This is the mystery of love, it’s beauty and its burden, and, as I sit here flexing my mind over the word “sensuous”, it occurs that both men and women crave or lust for sex, in some form or another. But The Creator created a woman for a man, and after careful thought, this is the way, in my mind, he thought a woman should be: The roundness of the moon, a clinging vine, the rippling water, the slenderness of a reed; the blossoming of flowers, the lightness of leaves, the serenity of rays of sunshine, tears of clouds; the instability of the wind, the fearfulness of a hare, the vanity of a fowl; the softness of a bird’s breast, the hardness of a diamond, the sweetness of honey; the cruelty of a tiger. Hot as fire, cold as snow; the talkativeness of a magpie, the singing of a Nightingale; the falseness of a crane, the faithfulness of a mother lion. As The Madam delivers this message to you girls, don’t be shy; it could do you more good than harm.

Because of Lady Reed notoriety as a sex expert in the Black community – she would also become a mentor to sex workers. Empowering those women to be safe and make sure they get their money. Tell them how to handle every situation and to be confident in their business transactions.

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