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Roxy’s Netflix Review on: Netflix Comedy special "My Name Is Monique"

Updated: Apr 20, 2023

"Monique was her true self last night; unapologetically as if she opened up her home and said have a seat, I wanna talk to you about some shit that I have been wanting to get off my chest for some time and by the way, you wanna drink?"

“My Name Is Monique” which aired Tuesday evening on Netflix, reintroduces us to a hilariously raw, uncensored, and unapologetically open Monique. As she steps out on to the stage in her black off the shoulder evening gown and grooving to the music being played for her as she gazes across a large crowd of fans, she stops and takes the microphone and for a few minutes the crowds cheers bring tears of exhale to her eyes as she stands in disbelief of this moment. Thanking everyone that has supported her during her struggles in the industry before getting right into the laughs.


Monique held back absolutely nothing as she talked about being a child of special education, raised in a household of extremely strong black women, learning about sex, her 3 marriages, industry pressures, and finally accepting her bisexuality with the help of her husband. There were many tears shed during the performance as she remembers parts of her past that would have been met with defeat however, she mustered her way through each challenge that she went through and still managed to rise above the obstacles that only made her stronger.


Those tears that were sad at first was quickly picked up by comedic gestures that really would have you wondering; “How did I go from feeling sad to cracking up?” Was there cussing? Hell, yeah there was cussing and tons of it. So, if your ears are censor sensitive, you may want to turn to something else, or at least imagine the bleeps yourself, because she has a mouth that will make a sailor blush. It is completely worth though.


Monique was her true self last night; unapologetically as if she opened up her home and said "have a seat, I wanna talk to you about some shit that I have been wanting to get off my chest for some time and by the way, you wanna drink?"


At the end of her show, I had a grand new understanding about her that media didn’t want anyone to know or see. She was extremely encouraging, impactful, and beautiful. So, on an end note, before you go off what was said about her through social media post and other hear say, go ahead and watch “My Name Is Monique” and get your information from the source; Monique herself.


Written by Foxxy Roxy "The Voice" co-host on Head Nerds in Charge, voice actor, cosplayer, and model.

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