For Colored Girls

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By on November 2, 2010

Category: Drama
All Genres: Drama
Release Year: 2010
Country: USA
Rating: 8.6 (0)
Languages: English
Director: Tyler Perry
Sound: Dolby

  • Many voices. One poem.

  • Writing by: Tyler Perry – (screenplay)
    Ntozake Shange – (play "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf")

    Produced by: Ozzie Areu – supervising producer
    Roger M. Bobb – producer
    Deborah Evans – line producer
    Joseph P. Genier – co-producer
    Paul Hall – producer
    Tyler Perry – producer
    Nzingha Stewart – executive producer

    Cast: Kimberly Elise – Crystal / Brown
    Janet Jackson – Jo / Red
    Loretta Devine – Juanita / Green
    Thandie Newton – Tangie / Orange
    Anika Noni Rose – Yasmine / Yellow
    Kerry Washington – Kelly / Blue
    Tessa Thompson – Nyla / Purple
    Phylicia Rashad – Gilda
    Whoopi Goldberg – Alice / White
    Macy Gray – Rose
    Michael Ealy – Beau Willie

    Music: Aaron Zigman
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    Plot Outline:

    Each of the women portray one of the characters represented in the collection of twenty poems, revealing different issues that impact women in general and women of color in particular.

    Plot: The movie is based on Ntozake Shange's play “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf.” Unlike the original play which featured only 7 women known by colors performing the collection of 20 poems, the movie has given each of the 20 characters names. Each of the poems deal with intense issues that particularly impact women in a thought-provoking commentary on what it means to be a female of color in the world.

    Movie Quotes:

    Juanita: I got a real dead loving here for you now, because I don't know anymore how to avoid my own face wet with my tears! Because I had convinced myself that colored girls have no right to sorrow!
    Frank: I guess this is goodbye.
    Juanita: Like you've never seen it before.

    Trivia: There are 9 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • Was a 1975 play, first staged in California. It has also been performed Off-Broadway and on Broadway, and adapted as a book, a television movie to a planned theatrical film.
    • Mariah Carey was supposed to star but had to pull out a week before shooting due to doctor's orders.
    • The Broadway (New York City) production opened at the Boothe Theater on September 15, 1976, ran for 742 performances closing on July 16, 1978 and was nominated for the 1977 Tony Award (R) for Best Play.

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