"I liked that Cleo wasn’t confused about who she was. She was gay, gay, gay — not bisexual. She’s very specific about what she wants. She digs her girlfriend and she has her homegirls. They’re her best buddies. And that’s her life. It’s all very simple to her. There was some anxiety when I found out that I had to kiss a girl. I can’t lie. I’m already Queen Latifah. I’m not just some actress off the street. But after getting over that, and releasing that anxiety, I went for it."
-Queen Latifah interview 1996