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Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls… Somehow Has Light-Skinned Man Save the Day

By Shawna Collier

The movie’s revealing promotional poster

(ATLANTA) Tyler Perry pulled off an amazing feat in his version of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf: a light-skinned black man  saved all the nameless women.

While all of Perry’s movies feature a light-skinned man rescuing a downtrodden damsel from her ignorant, dark-skinned mate, his work in For Colored Girls is astonishing because no men are actually in the play.

“I really had to dig deep to find the light -skinned hero on this one,” Perry told The Peoples News. “The first time I saw this play I was so moved by the sad stories some of these downtrodden women tell. There was only one thing missing. A light-skinned man to save the day. I’ve made so much money these last few years that I was finally able to create my vision.”

Perry teared up discussing the climactic final scene where Shemar Moore’s character, Lance Dashing, soldiers up for the women, portrayed by a stellar cast including Janet Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg, Kerry Washington, and Phylicia Rashad. Perry also appears as his popular Madea.

Wesley Snipes, Djimon Hounsou and Delroy Lindo star as the evil dark-skinned men who torment the women.

“I’m not saying that in real life light-skinned men are all heroes and dark-skinned men are all bad. Just in every single one of my movies,” Perry says. “The darker they are, the more evil they are. But, again, only in my movies.”

Moore vanquishes Snipes and company, who are known as the Coal Black Threee.

“Janet’s character, who is downtrodden and selfless and a saint, of course, realizes that her man just ain’t no good, and when she confronts him, he tells her that she’s stupid, she can’t cook, and she’s no good in bed. Then he kills her puppy,” Moore said. “I happen to walk in, revive the puppy, and then kick the dude in his butt.”

The audience, Perry said, will certainly scream with delight throughout the scene.

“Not necessarily because we like it. Just because that’s how we do,” Perry said.

The movie debuts November 5, just in time to receive Oscar consideration. Such recognition will be a switch for Perry, who usually makes his movies plot free.

But the source material, a moving play by Ntozake Shange, was so strong that Perry had to pull out all the stops to mess it up.

His initial cast included Paris Hilton and Jennifer Aniston as two of the nameless, downtrodden women. But both women had to drop out–Hilton because she didn’t realize she was in the movie and Aniston because playing a single girl who wasn’t looking for love was too much of a stretch for her meager talent.

“So it’s not my complete vision, but it’s close,” Perry said.

Next up, Perry will remake A Soldier’s Story, featuring light-skinned Terrence Howard in the hero role that brown-skinned Howard Rollins played in the original.

This article is satire, brought to you by the creative minds at The Peoples News.

© 2010 The Peoples News
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Discussion

5 thoughts on “Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls… Somehow Has Light-Skinned Man Save the Day

  1. Funny. Perry’s a talented guy but his plays do all seem to have the exact same plot-line though. Will there be a church scene and someone on crack in this one too? Even his t.v show had the crack thing.

    Wouldn’t kill him to write something more male oriented every now and then, either.

    Posted by Lou | September 15, 2010, 8:24 am
  2. Okay…. I just notice the “Coal black three” thing; that almost made me choke. Y’all are nuts.

    Posted by Lou | September 15, 2010, 8:34 am
  3. It’s good to have you back, Shawna. I see you haven’t lost your touch for humor as this is some funny s–tuff!

    Posted by Leroy | September 15, 2010, 11:11 am
  4. Too funny, and so correct.

    Posted by Merlisa | September 17, 2010, 9:39 am
  5. There is No Such Thing as a
    “Light Skinned Black” person!

    The term “Light Skinned Black” is nothing
    more that a racist oxymoron coined by
    White racial supremacists who tried to
    forcibly deny ‘Mixed-Race’ people who are
    of a Multi-Generational Multiracially-Mixed
    (MGM-Mixed) Lineage the right to embrace
    and openly acknowledge their full-ancestry.

    Again, so-called “Light Skinned Blacks”
    are simply ‘Mixed-Race’ people who are
    from families that BOTH BECAME AND
    CONTINUALLY-REMAINED Mixed-Race
    THROUGHOUT their multiple generations.

    This is NOT stating or implying that
    having a LIGHT-Complexioned
    SKIN tone IS THE ‘ONLY’
    (OR even a ‘REQUIRED’)
    PROOF of a person being
    OF MIXED-RACE LINEAGE.

    It ‘s simply stating that the person’s
    Light-complexioned skin coloring and
    tone is simply an Undeniable physical
    Proof Of the Fact that their family’s
    Ancestral Lineage has been
    ‘Continually’ racially Admixed
    ‘Throughout’ the Generations
    (from the very first occurrence of “racial”
    admixing to their present generation
    — ex. Griffe marries Metis, etc.).

    THE KEY to being MGM-Mixed*
    IS LINEAGE-CONTINUITY!

    In order to be MGM-Mixed*/Mixed-Race,
    a person’s ancestry MUST have BOTH
    BECOME & REMAINED (at least 25%)
    racially-admixed THROUGHOUT all of
    their family generations — from the
    very first occurrence of admixture
    until their present generation!

    Simply having 1 or 2 “ancient-ancestors” who are
    said to have been of some “other race” and that
    are allegedly found “somewhere-down-the-line”
    (ex. a great-grand whatever of another “race”)
    — DOES NOT — make anyone MGM-Mixed
    (or else nearly everyone found on the planet
    could (falsely) claim to be MGM-Mixed)!

    Being MGM-Mixed REQUIRES that
    one has “CONTINUITY-of-Admixture”

    (*Multi-Generational Multiracially-Mixed)

    THE racist ‘ONE-DROP RULE’ (ODR) WAS BANNED
    IN THE United States (U.S.) way back in 1967 by the
    U.S. Supreme Court (via the ‘Loving vs. VA’ case).

    That decision struck down the ‘VA Racial Integrity Act’
    (VRIA) & every ‘Anti-Miscegenation Law’ (AML) in the
    U.S. — AS WELL AS the racist, ‘One-Drop Rule’ (ODR)
    on which both the VRIA & the AMLs were based!

    There’s been NO ‘ONE-DROP RULE’
    (ODR) in the U.S. SINCE 1967!

    Thus, there is NO SUCH THING as a
    “Light-Skinned Black” person (these people
    are Mixed-Race from families that have been
    racially-admixed throughout many generations).

    For more information on this topic,
    please feel to contact me via email
    and / or to visit the websites below.

    — APGifts, Founder / Moderator
    (Generation-Mixed; MGM-Mixed
    and FGM-Mixed ‘Yahoo!Groups’)

    EMAIL:

    APGifts email address
    soaptalk@hotmail.com

    WEBSITES:

    Mixed-Race Discussion GROUPS / FORUMS
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MGM-Mixed
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FGM-Mixed

    APGifts YOUTUBE Channel
    http://www.youtube.com/user/apgifts

    RELATED LINKS:

    The ‘Light-Skinned Black’ MYTH
    http://www.ourfilmspace.com/forum/topics/2045657:Topic:42413?page=5&commentId=2045657:Comment:246022&x=1#2045657Comment246022

    The ‘Light-House / Dark-Field Slave Hierarchy’ MYTH
    http://www.ourfilmspace.com/forum/topics/2045657:Topic:42413?page=5&commentId=2045657:Comment:245713&x=1#2045657Comment245713

    The Colorism-Based Features Tests / Societies MYTH
    http://boards.mulatto.org/post/show_single_post?pid=34070414&postcount;=14

    Posted by APGifts | November 7, 2010, 12:00 pm

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