“For Colored Girl” Debut Screening

Tyler Perry’s new film “For Colored Girls” had its much anticipated debut screening earlier tonight at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City. Much of the cast was on hand, including playwright Ntozake Shange, singer Janet Jackson, Kerry Washington, Macy Gray, Thandie Newton, Hill Harper, Omari Hardwick, and many, many more.

There are a few reviews of the movie that are already out, including one from The Hollywood Reporter that was absolutely scathing. On the other hand, Jawn Murray of AOL Black Voices, gave the film rave reviews, though he quickly had to issue an apology for how he did it.

You all get to judge for yourselves on November 5th when the film opens nationwide.

In the meantime- you can check out all the red carpet action below.

15 Comments

  1. oh what a joy it would have been if Ruby Dee was actually in the film. Love her. Anywho, everybody looks great. Janet with Ntozake is tooo cute.

  2. Everyone looks good and seems like it will be a great movie, I’m just still suprised at how quickly it was shot and being put out, I mean it seems literally seems like last week we were just getting our first on screen pics, and now it’s about to be put in theaters. But I think I heard somebody(might’ve been from here) say it was pushed up so it could possibly be an Oscar contender?

  3. the reviews i have heard of this movie all say this movie is terrible. and add in the jawn murray thing and i wouldn’t watch if you paid me too in this recession.

  4. Im going to review it myself and see how that movie is going to be. They alway dissing Tyler Perry Movies.

  5. LADY, the media hates Perry because he does not screen his movies for them. I had no respect for the review by The Hollywood Reporter so I didn’t even link to it. His compalints werent even about the movie but Tyler himself.

    Shadow & Act doesn’t did Tyler’s movies either but the fact that he said he liked the movie showed he was able to at least be odjective.

    I’ll be seeing it to decide for myself.

  6. LADY, the media hates Perry because he does not screen his movies for them. I had no respect for the review by The Hollywood Reporter so I didn’t even link to it. His complaints weren’t even about the movie but Tyler himself.

    Shadow & Act doesn’t dig Tyler’s movies either but the fact that he said he liked the movie showed he was able to at least be objective.

    I’ll be seeing it to decide for myself.

  7. I will go see the movie. I never let critics tell me if I should see a movie or not. Also, like stated, critics ALWAYS give Tyler bad reveiws on every movie he has done.

  8. I will pay to see this movie, for the simple fact that this is a black movie, with an all black cast, most importantly black actresses are in this film. i don’t care if it’s terrible or not, my support lies in a black movie in which black women are not in some hood, degrading themselves through coonish antics, and animalistic sex to paint the picture that the black male is the mandigo of the world. i will support tyler perry. even if it’s terrible.

  9. I agree with Sista. Some people have criticized the movie, not because of the material, but because Perry is directing it.

    I’ve heard of the bad reviews, but I want to judge it myself.

  10. Don’t care what the critics say. I will be supporting this film on Nov 5th. Agree with Sista about some critics lacking in objectivity. They hate Tyler and totally hate and are baffled by his success. Well they can keep hatin’ and scratching their heads.

  11. I saw the movie last night. the message was that being a black woman in NYC was a horrible fate regardless of socio-economic status, marital status, or education level. I sensed that the movie should have been set in a different era. The tenament house, the insane unemployed veteran, and the back alley abortion just didn’t ring true (and I’m a New Yorker). Where was the interaction with other races/cultures in the most diverse city in the world? This was not a portrayal of present-day life in NYC. Finally, the treament of black men in the movie was reminiscent of the Color Purple. There wasn’t one positive brother in this flick. Wow!

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