Tyler Perry’s latest entry at the box office, For Colored Girls, may be a little different than what Perry’s fans might have been expecting. Rather than bringing back the wildly successful Madea franchise, Perry’s For Colored Girls is an adaptation of the classic prose play, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf. To see if this film is for you, read on and check out the For Colored Girls trailer video below.
If you’re wondering why Perry chose For Colored Girls, a little history helps – the poem was written by Ntozake Shange in 1974, and was developed into a play. The play would be performed 747 times on Broadway, and win Tony, Obie and Outer Circle Awards in 1977.
Perry’s adaptation of For Colored Girls brings with it big names – Janet Jackson, Phylicia Rashad, Whoopi Goldberg and Macy Gray, to name a few – but also relays the central emotions of the play: perseverance in the face of betrayal and loss, sisterhood in times of strife, and love and loyalty.
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