As hard as it is to believe, a whole year after the trailer for this film first hit the internet, people are still talking about the garbage that is Diary Of A Tired Black Man. Now, I started not to give this movie any time and space on my site, but I see that I must just to talk about how much I hate it. For those of you who haven’t yet had the pleasure of seeing this modern day hate movie aimed at Black women, you can see clips of it on their official website. Word is it is also playing in selected theaters across the country. I happen to have had the opportunity to talk to the writer of this film, Tim Alexander, personally. We spoke several times by phone last year and he even invited me to some function he was attending aimed at dialoguing with Black women about the content of his movie. I passed on accompanying him to this pow wow with Black women because I knew what Tim was up to and I had no plans to help him.
Tim Alexander knows that the only way he can sell this low budget UPN reject of a film is through Black women. Even though the film is about brothas, he knows the cold hard facts. If nobody is gettin’ shot or there’s no rapper in the film, most of them will not go see it. That leaves Black women- angry Black women. Though the movie apparently rallies hard against the ABW, it is the ABW that Tim Alexander needs in order to see his movie turn a profit.
Mr. Alexander is crisscrossing the country meeting with Black women and talking to Black women in an attempt to get them to go see his film. Tim even told me the interracial aspect of the film was a front and that the film was really about Black love. I cannot verify that because I haven’t seen the film. What I do know is that his site’s messageboard is filled with Black woman hating topics by him and all the other brothas there. Tim even says- and I quote, “The reason why we cross the color line is for peace. Give it to us and we will not cross over”.
I have no intentions whatsoever of questioning or caring why this man crossed the color line, I do know that this man will never get a dime of my money and I implore other Black women not to support this film either. Black women are responsible for films like Love Jones, Daddy’s Little Girls and Love & Basketball becoming hits. We support Black love stories with our pockets and deep pockets they are. Show your distaste for films like this by not supporting the filth. Seeing as this film is in support of Black men and White women, let them be the ones who go out and support it. Let’s see how much Tim’s film makes depending on these two groups of people.
Speak with your wallets sistas. Don’t support music, movies or anything else that devalues you as a Black woman. Even better yet, do not buy music or see films by Black men who do not have Black women on their arms. A lot of Black male singers and actors make music and movies aimed at the Black woman, yet they don’t have Black women on their arms. If these men are so in love with other women, let those women see their films and support their music.