Lee Daniels, the mind behind “The Butler” and “Precious” says he wants to “blow the lid off” homophobia in the African American Community using Fox’s prime-time drama Empire’s lead character’s relationship with his gay son.
Empire is a musical drama television series which debuted on FOX on January 7, 2015. Starring Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon, a former drug dealer turned hip hop mogul and the CEO of Empire. Terrance is joined on the series by Taraji P. Henson who plays Cookie Lyon, Lucious’ outspoken ex-wife and mother of his three sons. Henson and Howard teamed up years ago in the gritty film Hustle and Flow that shares similar, albeit low budget characteristics to Empire. Read the entire story HERE.