For Colored Boys Who’ve Considered Homicide After Watching A Tyler Perry Movie

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Here is an interesting review of Tyler Perry’s adaptation of “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide..” by Courtland Milloy in The Washington Post:

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Can anyone name a movie that came out recently starring a black man who wasn’t a sociopath? Someone who had a terrific screen presence, like a young Paul Robeson? And he portrayed a character who was complex and fully drawn? Did he respect black women, too?

Anybody see that movie? I didn’t. But surely it’s out there somewhere, right? An alternative to those Tyler Perry films portraying black men as Satan’s gift to black women? But where is it?

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