Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Although it's been off my Radar completely, I decided to check out the Trailer for Tyler Perry's For Coloured Girls, which sees a release on November 5, 2010 via Lionsgate/Alliance Films (Canada).  Although Perry's films often seem to follow a formulaic thread of troubled Black Woman who gets saved by God with some over-the-top humour along the way, this one actually looks like a real movie and has something to say. 

The film, based on a Tony-nominated Play by Ntozake Shange and is comprised of series of 20 Poems.  There are seven central female characters whose stories touch upon heavy matter like Abortion, Rape, Abandonment, etc.  Above this, the cast is stellar: Whoopi Goldberg, Kerry Washington, Janet Jackson, Kimberly Elise, Loretta Devine, Thandie Newton ....and so many more.  Don't be surprised if an Oscar nomination or two come of this. 

Jackson is really acting here and could really use some positive buzz with her last couple albums receiving lackluster reception.  I kinda wish Mariah Carey didn't back-out of this project in a role taken-over by Newton, as this would have solidified her place as a real Actress.

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