Tyler Perry Studios hosted the Atlanta premiere of “For Colored Girls” last night at Atlantic Station. The enthusiastic crowd was greeted by Producer Roger Bob and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed for the private screening of the highly anticipated film.
I don’t want to give it all away, but this movie will be a classic! FOR COLORED GIRLS is written for the screen and directed by Tyler Perry, and based on the stage play “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf” written by Ntozake Shange.
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Producer Roger Bob (Tyler Perry Studios)
Also spotted at the screening were Ne-Yo (and his baby Mom), Lisa Wu-Hartwell, Derek J, Devyne Stephens, former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, Jasmine Guy and more.
Two of my favorite people! Lisa Wu-Hartwell & Derek J
More photos + my mini review of the flick below:
Aliyah Najm (T-Pain’s mom) and H. Loraine Smith (Ne-Yo’s Mom)
Jasmine Guy (right) still looks amazing…
I’ve got to say that this film far exceeded my expectations. It’s not the “standard” TP flick that everyone was expecting. “For Colored Girls” is an emotional roller-coaster and the acting in this film is impeccable.
It’s a tale of 9 Black women in America going through some very trying times with the men in their lives. Janet Jackson, Loretta Devine, Kimberly Elise, Thandie Newton, Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose, Tessa Thompson, Kerry Washington and Whoopi Goldberg all have touched each others lives in some way.
There’s the professional black woman, played by Janet, who has separated herself from the realities of life. Her money and status affords her the luxuries of life but she’s still in an unsatisfying relationship with her husband.
At some point in the movie, she realizes that she has placed herself so far above everyone that she has no one to turn to when she has issues.
Kimberly Elise (Janet’s assistant in the film) is involved in an abusive relationship with her live-in baby dad (played by Michael Ealy). Her decision to stay in the relationship causes her to lose the things she most values in the world.
Loretta Devine is a working class woman who keeps taking back to the same ole’ no good man.
My greatest concern about the film is that there were no positive images of Black men. Hill Harper portrays a husband in the film who didn’t beat his wife or cheat on her but the things he was doing was status quo in my opinion. There was nothing extraordinary about his role.
I don’t want to give too much of the movie away, but take a pack of tissue with you. If you have a heart, I’m sure you’ll shed a few tears…
For Colored Girls, hits theaters nationwide Friday, November 5th.
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