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  • Mama Black Widow

  • By: Iceberg Slim
  • Narrated by: Bobby Spears
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137

Mama Black Widow tells the tragic story of Otis Tilson, a stunning black drag queen trapped in a cruel queer ghetto underworld. In hopes of escaping the racial bigotry andeconomic injustice of the South, Otis' family journeys north from their plantation to an urban promised land. Once in Chicago, Otis and his siblings become prisoners to a wasteland of violence, crime, prostitution, and rape. This is the gut-wrenching tale of the destruction of a family and the truest portrayal of homosexuality in the ghetto ever told.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dark, gritty and hard... Awesome!

  • By Matthew S. Hill on 07-02-15

Not what I thought

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-07-18

I struggled to finish this piece less than half way through. wasn't what i expected. Didn't get detailed when talking about the actual trans experience.