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In 1974, Ntozake Shange’s choreopoem “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf” made its stage debut, combining poetry, dance and music, and most significantly, placing the black female experience center stage. In lyrical, honest, angry, funny and tender language, Shange’s “colored girls” evoked the feelings woven into the fabric of black female life in America. Within two years, the play became a Broadway sensation, won an Obie and Tony Award, and would eventually be produced in regional theaters throughout the country. Now, thirty six years later, filmmaker Tyler Perry adapts this landmark work for the big screen, integrating the vivid language of Shange’s poems into a contemporary narrative that explores what it means to be a woman of color - and a woman of any color - in this world.

FOR COLORED GIRLS weaves together the stories of nine different women – Jo, Tangie, Crystal, Gilda, Kelly, Juanita, Yasmine, Nyla and Alice – as they move into and out of one another’s existences; some are well known to one another, others are as yet strangers. Crises, heartbreaks and crimes will ultimately bring these nine women fully into the same orbit where they will find commonality and understanding. Each will speak her truth as never before. And each will know that she is complete as a human being, glorious and divine in all her colors.

Lionsgate and TPS present a 34th Street Films / Lionsgate production. FOR COLORED GIRLS stars Janet Jackson, Loretta Devine, Michael Ealy, Kimberly Elise, Omari Hardwick, Hill Harper, Thandie Newton, Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose, Tessa Thompson, Kerry Washington and Whoopi Goldberg. 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. The film is produced by Tyler Perry, Paul Hall and Roger M. Bobb.

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  • Charmaine Theresa Hofmeister South Africa

    Good evening Tyler I just watched for Colored Girls and Class Reunion for the second time and I enjoyed it again. I also watched Medea goes toe jail that was good in fact all your movies I love to bits God Bless best regards Charmaine Theresa Hofmeister

  • Karma, 13 none

    People don't want to admit it but thingslike this happen everyday. They think that is they don't talk about it then it will just go away but it won't.THings happen and you think they are too much to take but if you hold onto what is right and good and try to let go of the bad then life won't seem like such a burden anymore.

  • Bertrand Malenfant Canada

    Thanks to the army of people (like 30 electricians, 75 drivers etc) who have worked to make this masterpiece - just watched it on DVD. Nobody I feel should skip the supplements, just to understand how the plot is structured. I wish Lionsgate could supply DVDs with a French version of the dialogues. Again, thanks for such a strong plea for the Afro-American women in the States.

  • yvette apollo pa

    I have owned this movie for more than a minute and I still find myself needing to see even now. All of his movies are my therapy but this one is my Dr. Phil good. It's like when you watch it a little hurt flakes off. What's my color you ask? Let's just say every woman is a rainbow

  • Hanchen Sefatsa South Africa

    This movie somehow ends on a very sad and almost hopeless tone, its a good movie but I portrays and leave one sad and hopeless, its a total different tone then the others I've seen which portrays sadness and heartache as well but has humour (Madea) which I love and inspires and gives a lifeline (hope), feeling that no matter what happens to you, you do have a purpose......that there is always hope.....it somehow left me in despair, but your work is always great, thank you.

  • Jeanenne Eddie

    Hello Mr. Tyler Perry, where could I purchase the For Colored Girls dvd from? I love this movie and I really need it in my collection!

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  • susieq falmouth

    icannot belive the father dropped the kids on the street

    • Fran Moxee, WA 98936 #2012553

      Tyler, please inform me if anyo"ne of these movies titled "For Colored Girls" are available at a public library for I have been unemployed for three years with no hope in sight ! I do ask for prayer from you and the public I don't just ask but beg for support in the way of Prayer. With all sincerity and Love, Fran G. Of Moxee, WA 98936

  • Rain South Africa

    This movie made me cry, it is the best movie i've ever seen. Tyler you are a brilliant man. Stay blessed. Sending lots of love your way.

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  • Tifonda Washington, D.C.

    Wow..this was one of your BEST movies ever to be written. I loved the cast of the movie and each and everyone played their part to the fullest. GOD has shined upon you (Tyler). This was a story about nine different women in different situations, circumstances, etc. It just shows us how life can really be for others. I can appreciate the meaning behind this movie because we as STRONG BLACK WOMEN have to stand strong, TRUST IN GOD, and don't let anybody take that away from us. Thank you so much for sharing this story with us. GOD Bless you more and more as time permits. Love ya!

  • Brittany johnson los angeles,ca

    i love ALL of your plays ......we all need a lil madea in our life..#loveyaalwaystyler

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