Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls is coming out this weekend. But don’t worry – I’m not going to urge you to go see it, nor am I going to give you reason not to go see it.
At some point, I plan to see it for myself…opening weekend or otherwise. How else could I come back and give you all the in-depth review you’re looking forward to reading? Plus, I like the cast…so I’m hopeful.
ANYWAY --- this post is NOT about the movie, it is about Ntozake Shange and her choreopoem, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf. This is the literary work that Tyler Perry used to create the movie. The choreopoem was introduced to me many years ago. So, when I heard that Mr. Perry would be bringing the story to the big screen I was (and remain) indifferent. Let me see the movie, then we'll see how I feel...
I’ve read many books that people later make into movies. Sometimes you can barely recognize the book in the motion picture, other times the movie is a phenomenal visual compliment to the written work. --- I have NO idea what Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls is going to be when matched up with Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf. Nor do I know whether or not the movie will, itself, be “good” or “bad”. BUT I do know that I want you people, yes…YOU PEOPLE…to read Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf.
I intended to post this further away from the movie’s opening weekend, in the hopes that with more time, more people would embrace READING before viewing. However, even with Friday right around the corner, there is more than enough time to get it in. The entire work is like 70 pages, so you can do it [I believe in you]. Buy it, borrow it, sit in B&N and read it…do something.
If nothing else, you can say “I read that book…” And this is mainly for all of you who were mad at Tyler Perry for the content of Precious, when you never bothered to read Sapphire’s Push.
So, READ THE BOOK…I’ll be re-reading it BEFORE going to see the movie!
Don’t forget to check back in a week or so and see if my review is up…I’ll be looking forward to your thoughts and comments.
[Dear Tyler Perry…what’s up with all these light skin brothers in this cast?]