For Colored Girls

(2010)

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’ Tops the DVD Sales Charts

Tyler Perry's latest drama For Colored Girls debuted atop the DVD sales charts, for the week ending February 13.

Another new release, Life as We Know It, finished second place on the DVD charts, just ahead of Paranormal Activity 2 in third place. Last week's top DVD seller, Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 took fourth place in DVD sales. You Again, another new release, rounded out the top 5.

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘For Colored Girls’ Cast Interviews

I Can Do Bad All by Myself director Tyler Perry's latest drama, For Colored Girls, which opens in theaters on November 5th, is based on Ntozake Shange's choreopoem "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf." The film stars an amazing cast of iconic actresses including Janet Jackson (Nutty Professor II: The Klumps), Thandie Newton (Mission: Impossible 2), Kerry Washington (Mother and Child), Anika Noni Rose (The Princess and the Frog), Kimberly Elise (Set It Off), Loretta Devine (Death at a Funeral), Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show) and Oscar winner Whoopi Goldberg (Ghost). We recently had a chance to sit down with three of the film's stars, Janet Jackson, Thandie Newton and Kimberly Elise, to talk about the new movie, their characters, the incredible ensemble of actresses and working with Tyler Perry. To watch our exclusive interview please click on the video clip below.

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 Ntozake 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 - Joanna, 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.

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘For Colored Girls’ Thandie Newton and Tessa Thompson

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.

For Colored Girls was released November 5th, 2010.

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CONTEST: Win ‘For Colored Girls’ Prizes

Filmmaker Tyler Perry's new movie For Colored Girls will be released in theaters on November 5 and we certainly have to celebrate this new movie. We have a new contest running and we're giving away prizes such as branded notebooks, branded tissue packs, t-shirts, "Make A Wish" necklaces, posters and CD soundtracks. These prizes will surely go fast, so be sure to enter this contest today.

HERE'S HOW TO WIN! Just "Like" (fan) the Facebook page (below) and then leave a comment below telling us why these prizes must be yours! If you already "Like" , just leave a comment below telling us why these prizes must be yours!

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Eight ‘For Colored Girls’ Posters Arrive!

For Colored Girls was released November 5th, 2010.

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Mariah Carey Drops Out of ‘For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf’

Back in March we reported that filmmaker Tyler Perry had revealed the cast of his latest film and now it seems one of those cast members has dropped out. People is reporting that Mariah Carey will not be starring in the upcoming film For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf.

The site speculated that the departure could be because the actress/singer is pregnant, but a rep for Carey would not divulge why she has left the film.

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Tyler Perry Reveals Cast Members for ‘Colored Girls’

Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey and Whoopi Goldberg are among the names joining the film.