For Colored Girls (2010)

In 1974, Ntozake Shange’s choreopoem “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf” made its stage debut, combining poetry, dance and music, and most significantly, placing the black female experience center stage. In lyrical, honest, angry, funny and tender language, Shange’s “colored girls” evoked the feelings woven into the fabric of black female life in America. Within two years, the play became a Broadway sensation, won an Obie and Tony Award, and would eventually be produced in regional theaters throughout the country. Now, thirty six years later, filmmaker Tyler Perry adapts this landmark work for the big screen, integrating the vivid language of Shange’s poems into a contemporary narrative that explores what it means to be a woman of color - and a woman of any color - in this world. More »

Comments (18)

  1. Veronica Tha Mizzes Hill

    Wonderful production! The only problem is WHO should get the Oscar!

    3 years agoby @veronica-tha-mizzes-hillFlag

  2. MsTuba

    The cast of this movie was truly outstanding. Each actor play their part as if they were telling their story. You get lost in the movie not realizing it is a movie, but real life. Another Tyler Oscar-worthy movie.

    3 years agoby @mstubaFlag

  3. Tdavisnov

    Kennedy1. Saw the movie and it was excellent! It doesn't show men in a negative light it actually is quite depicting of the lives of not just women of color but ALL Women. Most women can say that they either know someone who can identify with at least one of these characters or they themselves can in some form or fashion. I think we have been so accustomed to all of the "Feel Good Movies" that we tend to forget that this depicts the lives of a lot of people even if it isn't one you can personally identify with. Great Job Tyler Perry this was an excellent movie!

    3 years agoby @tdavisnovFlag

  4. Yrag777y

    Just saw a screening. Great acting, but a very disturbing film that actually displays the plight of black women in a bad light. Also it portrays all black men as monsters. Not at all a feel good movie.

    3 years agoby @yrag777yFlag

  5. K.Guy

    MV, this does not look like partial comedy at all!

    3 years agoby @kguyFlag