Things began to improve in the 90’s, but it’s largely been since the age of reality television and the rise of cable over the past 15 years that we’ve really begun to see a more realistic breadth and scope of gay life being portrayed in a wide variety of ways.
Before that however, there were a handful of brave performers who—though not necessarily gay themselves—took on high-profile gay roles or lent their star power to gay projects that got an extra “boost” due to their involvement.
Goldberg unknowingly suffered from dyslexia, which affected her studies and ultimately induced her to drop out of high school at the age of 17.
Though the film soft-peddles their night together (several sweet kisses and a pan over to the wind chimes), Shug ultimately frees Celie from Mister’s grasp, enabling her to become a strong, independent woman who is finally reunited with the children who were taken from her as a teenager.That union lasted two years and she later exchanged vows with Lyle Trachtenberg in 1994, before the pair divorced just a year later. Goldberg opened up about her romance issues on talk show Piers Morgan Tonight on Wednesday night and revealed to the British host that she has only ever loved one man in her life - and she never married him. In addition to starring in the film, Goldberg will also executive produce.“Terry Mc Millan is one of America’s most beloved writers and A Day Late and a Dollar Short combines her signature emotional storytelling with the complex characters viewers identify with and love.
She claims to be half Jewish and half Catholic, and "Goldberg" is attributed to her family history.