Thursday, October 21, 2010
COMING SOON: For Colored Girls
This one has so much potential, but I feel like it has some serious issues with it. Firstly, it was directed by Tyler Perry. Anyone familiar with his films knows that they are pretty bad and formulaic. Why couldn't they just leave him as producer (which he is great at, since his movies always make serious bank)? Can you imagine Oscar voters checking off a movie attached to Tyler Perry's name? Another issue for me is the title (full title is "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf"). Who even uses the term 'colored' anymore? I feel like the white upper-crust film community will feel very uncomfortable talking about 'colored girls'. I do think this film could churn out a Best Lead or Supporting Actress nomination or two. To be frank, this year is a very white Oscar race and a half-decent performance and a good publicity team should be enough. I really hope this doesn't flop. Opens November 5th.