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“For Colored Girls”

Directed by Tyler Perry, “For Colored Girls” is an adaptation of the play “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf,” by Ntozake Shange.

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

Via Velvet Park Media


  1. This is one of my favorite plays ever. I hope he does justice to its brilliance

  2. Sokari

    @DD Just happy to see you here 🙂

  3. Keguro

    I adore this Choreopoem. I used to teach it, and will have to return to it. So gorgeous. It’s a great cast, and I hope they helped to shape Perry’s vision.