My initial excitement for the movie was dulled because I feared Perry wouldn’t get it right, stray so far away from the premise of the poetry and bring in his own interpretations. My fear is well justified. Did you see the gun toting Granny Madea, or action in films like Diary of a Mad Black Woman and Madea’s Family Reunion? I am guilty of sitting back and laughing at his character on many occasions but once I was questioned by friends about the validity of the character, and how Madea parallels with my grandmother, I started to doubt if he was the right person to bring For Colored Girls into fruition.
I feel the same way as the writer, [Laniaya Alesia of Velvet Park Media] hesitant, skeptical but I will go to see the film which is released on November 10th