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Trailer for new Tyler Perry movie

FOR-COLORED-GIRLS-550x366Have you seen the trailer for Tyler Perry’s upcoming film adaptation of the play “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf?”

It’s up on his website now. Here’s the link.

The title, being something of a mouthful, is being shortened for the film to just “For Colored Girls.” The movie stars a slew of big names including Janet Jackson, Loretta Devine, Whoopi Goldberg, Phyllicia Rashad and Thandie Newton, who stepped in at the last minute when Mariah Carey had to bow out. It hits screens next month.

It was filmed largely in the metro Atlanta area, with some shots in New York. There’s a snippet in the trailer that was definitely shot here – at the Joan Glancy Memorial Hospital in Duluth, which is part of Gwinnett Medical Center.

The film originally was to premier in early 2011 but it is being released early. Maybe to be eligible for a 2010 Oscar? It looks powerful. Will you plan to see it?

105 comments Add your comment

BrookhavenBaby

September 15th, 2010
3:33 pm

Yes, I will.

Bob

September 15th, 2010
3:34 pm

“For colored Girls”? Really? You know for once I’d like Tyler Perry to make a movie that doesn’t exploit the Blake man.

Tena

September 15th, 2010
3:34 pm

DEFINITELY will see this one!

Bob

September 15th, 2010
3:34 pm

TROY

September 15th, 2010
3:37 pm

obviously, you do not know this film, Bob. The title comes from an original poem of the subject matter conveyed in the film. All of these women are leading actresses in the black community and I am excited to see this film…

Sad Clown

September 15th, 2010
3:43 pm

Yeah Bob, get a clue (or some flash cards or something) This should be a great film. I just hope it does the play justice. It is often hard to fit a longer play in to the typical 2 hour movie format.

Selima

September 15th, 2010
3:45 pm

Sad Clown, that’s what I was thinking, because the play was AWESOME…I saw it thrice :-) I am sure Mr. Perry has done a great job though as always..can’t wait!

Misses Jones

September 15th, 2010
3:50 pm

Will definitely be seeing this one. It looks powerful!

Shawnie

September 15th, 2010
3:51 pm

Yes – can’t wait to see it! The play was awesome – I’m sure the movie will not disappoint!

Kay

September 15th, 2010
3:51 pm

Bob

Who is Blake? and this movie is about women and their relationships with each other.

Big Jim

September 15th, 2010
4:06 pm

Black women are continuing to pay for perry’s re-assignment surgery. Disgusting.

I agree with Bob. Watching anything by Tyra Perry is like watching the Rodney king video, repeated
assaults on the Black Male! Except Black Women are willing participants in this beating.

AJhae

September 15th, 2010
4:06 pm

I was very skeptical about Perry taking on such a powerful REAL piece of work such as this choreopoem but the caliber of the actors and from what the trailor has shown its looking as if he did an excellent job I can’t wait to see it!

AJhae

September 15th, 2010
4:09 pm

To the males commenting on this work…do your reseach For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf is a choreopoem writtten by Ntozake Shange in the 70’s…this movie is based off of that work…

knowitall

September 15th, 2010
4:10 pm

can’t wait, i love all of tyler perry’s movies, and with the list of stars in it i know it will be good.

Whitein ATL

September 15th, 2010
4:13 pm

It’s all about color for black people and that’s why racism will never end.

Marie

September 15th, 2010
4:19 pm

Will most defintely see this movie. Just saw the play not too long ago at the Robert Ferst Center.

JB

September 15th, 2010
4:21 pm

Bob and Big Red – Sorry you are out numbered on this one. Go see and you just might leanr something!!!

JB

September 15th, 2010
4:22 pm

You might learn something -

Really

September 15th, 2010
4:24 pm

I saw the original play back in the 70’s and it was powerful for a young black girl. I remember it 30+ years later and he less of self-respect, self-love and pride. I am looking forward to seeing this version.

Condace

September 15th, 2010
4:28 pm

Absolutely! Looks incredible!

CEE

September 15th, 2010
4:29 pm

Bob

September 15th, 2010
4:32 pm

Look, I’m not trying to offend anyone however I am saying that Tyler Perry is the newage Spike Lee who exploits Black people.

another dude (and i'm black)

September 15th, 2010
4:38 pm

I agree with Bob and Big Jim, they are right Tyler Perry’s movies always involve a down on her luck black chick who happens to be involved with a no good man, only to run into a good man and helps her get on her feet!! At least Spike had somew variety back in the day.

another dude (and i'm black)

September 15th, 2010
4:40 pm

and although the movie may be based on a powerful play from back in the black empowerment days, I’m sure Tyler will find some kind of way to make ALL OF THE MEN involved look bad.

Truthpaste

September 15th, 2010
4:55 pm

It looks like a good movie, I have yet to see the play. Maybe it’s a good thing, I can go in with fresh eyes and not spend my time comparing scenes.

Fulani

September 15th, 2010
4:57 pm

Sorry, being outnumbered doesn’t mean your wrong. I have to agree with Bob, Tyler Perry has made a nice living off of appealing to niche of folks that are drawn consciously and subconsciously to the bashing of black males. The moment he decides to level the playing field and start doing films on strong black men, is the moment people will stop watching and he will go broke. The truth hurts!

ATLPeach

September 15th, 2010
5:04 pm

Are ya’ll for real. Another dude and Bob, what movies are ya’ll talking about? Did you see Daddy’s Girls? Did you see Why Did I Get Married? Nawl, I didn’t think so.

Go Tyler! Go Tyler! Can’t wait to see the movie.

long memory

September 15th, 2010
5:09 pm

Hmm….what about Daddy’s Little Girls? Wasn’t that about a strong black man? I remember it doing well for Tyler.

JB

September 15th, 2010
5:09 pm

Fulani – You are outnumbered again!!! can you read!

Beavis

September 15th, 2010
5:10 pm

“For White Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enough?” I guess that would be OK, then we can start the WET, White Entertainment Television, right that would be OK with everybody?

Tipp

September 15th, 2010
5:12 pm

This looks like a really good movie.

Tipp

September 15th, 2010
5:13 pm

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farreal

September 15th, 2010
5:13 pm

yeah Bob look into things before you comment

TMP

September 15th, 2010
5:14 pm

Another Dude and Fulani—- What movies are you talking about? I remember Tyler Perry’s movies being about STRONG men who rescue and help WEAK women –> Why Did I Get Married 1 and 2, I Can Do Bad All Myself, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Daddy’s Little Girls, and Madea’s Family Reunion.

rebraider

September 15th, 2010
5:14 pm

So.. it is okay to use “Colored” again?

TMP

September 15th, 2010
5:16 pm

Beavis – I think tv already has WET (White Entertainment Television). It’s called CW, ABC, NBC, FOX, etc. etc.

long memory

September 15th, 2010
5:17 pm

Beavis, its already been done. Its was called MTV.
First started, whites only. How old are you anyway???

DRC

September 15th, 2010
5:26 pm

@Beavis – “WET” already exists on every other channel! (jokes) Anyway, it seems to me like Tyler Perry showcases situations anyone of any color can relate to. Does it matter that he targets an ethnic audience? No! He knows those people! That’s what artists do – they speak to their experiences. That’s like getting mad at Lady Gaga for appealing to the weirdos… sure, she’s a little “off,” but that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate her music because I don’t want to wear raw meat on my head. You are not required to be a fan. I can appreciate Inglourious Basterds even though I’m not Jewish – its just a great movie.

And besides, there have been plenty movies about groups of White women and their relationships with each other and their trials and tribulations! Sometimes, we just want a cabbage patch doll with a little color…. not because we don’t like the white ones, but because we want one that looks like us!

the Cobb

September 15th, 2010
5:27 pm

Tyler make a movie that’s not about race at all. Or is that asking a tad bit much, guess you will need to be a lot more creative to do that. Oh, BTW I’m AA

Trump7

September 15th, 2010
5:33 pm

OK, I have to agree with most of the guys here. However, it is his thing so let him do it. I am tired of it but, his movie’s are not for me. They are for females period. And yes they do male bash but he has the right too. Make the money Tyra Perry. My bad Tyler Perry. oops!!

Mark

September 15th, 2010
5:36 pm

What is it with the AJC’s obsession with this man?

Mark

September 15th, 2010
5:40 pm

…. and he wonders why he has an extremely small white audience?

Vince

September 15th, 2010
5:44 pm

Well, I’ve never been a Tyler Perry fan. His movies are simplistic, unneccessarily dramatic, incrediblly predictable, and sometimes, just plain ole dumb. Unfortunately, his form of movie making is what most blacks want to see. We don’t expect much and that’s what Perry gives..not much. However, I do remember my mom watching this play on PBS and it was very powerful and moving. I like what I see in the trailer, and Perry might be a real film maker after all. I’m hoping this movie is screened at one of the independent film theaters in my city. I don’t want to go see this in one of the mainsteam movie venues. Sadly, the stereotype about blacks in the movie theater is true. I learned this when I saw Precious, and don’t want that experience again.

TYLER "JOHN CREEK MANSION" PERRY

September 15th, 2010
5:44 pm

HEY ALL YOU STUPID FOLK,

DON’T NUNNAYA COMPLAIN ‘BOUT THIS FILM AIGHT? I MAKE STUPID FILM FOR THE HOMIES, FOR THE CRACKER, FOR EHRE-ONE WHO WANNA BLOW OUT DEY BRAIN CELL WHILE SUPPORTING THE ONE THE ONLY, TYLA’ PERRY.

JUST KEEP PAYNE ME THE ALMIGHTY DOLLA AND I KEEP POSING FO’ AJC WITH THAT SLEEK LOOK (YEAH LADIES) AND MAKING DA FUNNY FILM WHERE I PRETEND TO BE OVERSIZED, WRINKLED OLD BLACK LADY. BRING YO MISTRESS, BRING YO BABY DADDY, OH BRING DA KIDS FO SHO THEY WILL LOVE IT. CAUSE IT’S FUNNY, I’M WEARIN’ A FAT SUIT AND MAKE ALL FUNNY JOKE, THEN I ROLL OVER ON SKINNY PERSON. A HA HA YOU LAUGH MORE AND LOSE ANOTHER BRAIN CELL.

YOUR TRULY
TYLER PERRY
JOHN CREEK RESIDENT

BeenThere

September 15th, 2010
6:01 pm

Most of you “haters” remind me of an experience I once had at a job. Each side was told that if they allow the other side to win, Everyone Wins. Each tried very hard to keep the other from winning. Don’t you realize that Tyler Perry has done a lot of good things for “all people”, especially blacks. Remember the kids that could not use the pool. Remember Hosea Feed the Hungry, and countless churches are still in existance because of his generosity. I am going to see “a good film” but I am also going to help myself win.

Southern French

September 15th, 2010
6:20 pm

I saw the play….twice! Oh hell yes I’m going to see this one! The cast is awesome…Loretta Devine-Lady in Green, may favorite character!

S

September 15th, 2010
6:35 pm

Got 2 see it!

Tyler, Please Put the Clip on Youtube...

September 15th, 2010
6:37 pm

Tyler, Please Put the Clip on Youtube because your website is TOO SLOW. Some of us don’t have all day to wait for your video to buffer.

Jon

September 15th, 2010
6:39 pm

WHy dont he make movies with WHITE PEOPLE IN THEM?? huh can we say racist

TMP

September 15th, 2010
6:51 pm

Jon – Why don’t you do your research and count how many movies have an all-black cast versus the movies with an all-white cast and then enroll yourself in an African-American studies course at college. THEN, slap yourself until the ignorance leaves your body.