For Colored Girls

Synopsis: The movie is based on Ntozake Shange's play "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf." Unlike the original play which featured only 7 women known by colors performing the collection of 20 poems, the movie has given each of the 20 characters names. Each of the poems deal with intense issues that particularly impact women in a thought-provoking commentary on what it means to be a female of color in the world.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Tyler Perry
Production: Lionsgate
  14 wins & 16 nominations.
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"Dark phrases of womanhood

Of never having been a girl

-"Half-note scattered without rhythm

-"Without rhythm

"No tune distraught

"Her laughter falling over

A black girl's shoulders

-"lt's funny


"lt's hysterical

The melodylessness of her dance

"Don't tell nobody

Don't tell a soul

-"She's dancing on beer cans and shingles

-"Beer cans and shingles

"This must be the spook house

"Another song with no singers

Lyrics, no voices

"And uninterrupted solos

Unseen performances

"Are we ghouls?

-"Children of horror?

-"Children of horror?

"The joke?

Don't tell nobody, don't tell a soul

"Are we animals?

-"Have we gone crazy?

-"Have we gone crazy?

"l can't hear anything

"But maddening screams

and the soft strains of death

"And you promised me

"You promised somebody, anybody

-"Sing a black girl's song

-"Sing a black girl's song

"Bring her out to know herself

To know you

-"But sing her rhythms caring, struggle

-"Caring, struggle

"Hard times sing her song of life

"She's been dead so long

-"Closed in silence so long

-"ln silence so long

"She doesn't know the sound

Of her own voice, her infinite beauty

"She's half-notes scattered without rhythm

No tune

"Sing her sighs

"Sing the song of her possibilities

"Sing a righteous gospel

Let her be born

-"Let her be bornn and handled warmly

-"Let her be bornn and handled warmly

-"And this is for colored girls

-"ls for colored girls

-"Who have considered suicide

-"Considered suicide

"But moved to the ends

of their own rainbows"

What you got to eat?

"l've got a lot of work to do

and l can't with a man around

"Here's your clothes,

there's some coffee on the stove

"There's a paper cup

"lt's been very nice

But l can't see you again"

What did you say to me?

"You got what you came for, didn't you?

"l couldn't possibly wake up

with a strange man in my bed.

"Why don't you go home?"

l'm sure your wife is looking for you.

Yeah. You know what?

You know what? lt's not even worth it.

Crazy-ass b*tch. Where my shoes at?

l'm looking for a Crystal Wallace.


-Miss Wallace?

My name is Kelly Watkins.

l'm with Child Welfare Services.

What can l do for you?

l need to discuss the safety of your children.

Safety of my children?

What you talking about?

Miss Wallace, please, open the door,

or l'm required by law

to come back here with the police.

Hold it!

Thank you.

Miss Wallace, no elevator?

lt's a walkup.

lt's a walkup. She kidding?

Frank? Frank, open the door,

l know you are in there.


You got a woman in there? l'm tired of this,

you know? l am sick of your sh*t.

"Without any assistance

Or guidance from you

"l have loved you assiduously

For eight months, tzo weeks and a day

"l've been stood up four times

"Left seven packages on your doorstep

"Two plants, three handmade note cards

And l had to leave town to send them

"But you've been no help to me on my job

"You call at 3:
00 in the morning

On weekdays

"Charming, charming

But you have been of no assistance

"l want you to know

This has been an experiment

"To see how selfish l could be

"To see if l could really carry on

Or to snare a possible lover

"To see if l was capable of debasing myself

For the love of another

"To see if l could stand not being wanted

When l want to be wanted, and l cannot

"So, without any further assistance

Or guidance from you

"l am ending this affair

"There's a note attached to a plant that

l've been watering since the day l met you

"You may water it your damn self"

-Good morning.

-Good morning, Miss Gilda.

ls somebody coming up?

You know somebody's coming up,

Miss Gilda.

Who is it? ls that Beau Willie?

Can you get my mail

when you go downstairs?

Yeah, l'll get it.

You're gonna clean that up.

-lt's dust. lt will blow away.

-Everything don't blow like you.

Got a lot of men

coming through your house.

You jealous 'cause you don't have

no men coming at all.

Why don't you mind your business?

Your old ass better leave me alone.

You have been the bane of my existence

since they voted you apartment manager.


l can't stand that heifer. Just a tramp.

Coming in here all hours

of the day and night, these men.

-l'll talk to you later, Miss Gilda.



-l need to start exercising again.

-You just did.

Can l get you some water?

That'd be nice.

-l told the doctor she was okay.

-Yeah, l understand that,

but any time a child is seen repeatedly

in the emergency room,

we have to make a home visit.

lt's just a bruise.

Where are the children?

Come on. Come on, baby. Come on out.

Hi. Hi, you must be Kenya.

-Are you Kenya?


And are you kwame, then?

-l like your dress.

-Thank you.

-ls that the children's father?

-Yes. He's sleeping.

Come on over here.

l just have a few questions for you.

So, l'm Miss Watkins.

Do you remember when you got hurt

the other day?

Can you tell me how that happened?

l just fall down.

lt's all right, baby. What?

You want... Let's go find that toy, okay?

Come on. Come on. Come on, sweetheart.

Who are you?

My name is Kelly Watkins

from Child Welfare Services.

Child welfare?

Ain't this a b*tch? l called six months ago

to get my veterans benefits.

l can't get a case worker, and you...

How the f*** you gonna come down here

for some damn kids?

-Sir, the city is very concerned...

-l've been asking them bastards!

l defended this damn country

so you can have this job,

and you gonna come in here

with this bullshit.

Come in here about some damn kids.

What the f*** is wrong with you?

Get the f*** out of here!

Hey, come here.

Diaz, can you call me back about

the Wallace house, please, right away?

lt's not her that's hurting them kids. lt's him.

l babysit them. l know.

l can hear everything through this wall.

That's why l called you.

-You called?


She can't protect them from him.

Ever since he came back from the war

he's been crazy,

and he drinks like a fish.

"Came home crazy as hell

"Went to Veterans Affairs

To try to go to school

"But they kept right on

Putting him in remedial classes

"He couldn't read worth a damn

"So Beau accused the teachers

Of trying to hold him back

"Went and got himself a gypsy cab to drive

But the cab kept breaking down

"Cops was always messing with him

"And then Crystal went

And got pregnant again

"He most beat her to death

When she told him

"She still got a scar under her right tit

Where he cut her up"

Do her a favor, take them kids.

-Thank you, ma'am.

-Yes, yes.

-What? What?

-l need money.

-For what?


l gave you money on the first.

-l still need some things.

-For what?

Do you know how hard it is to come up here

to have to ask you for anything?

-Then stop doing it.

-l wouldn't if l didn't have to.

What do you need money for?

Granddaddy put me in charge

of his little will

'cause he knew you would give all of it

to that cult.

lt is not a cult.

You would know that if you spent any time

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Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry (born Emmitt Perry Jr.; September 13, 1969) is an American actor, playwright, and filmmaker. In 2011, Forbes listed him as the highest paid man in entertainment, earning $130 million USD between May 2010 and 2011.Perry created and performs the Madea character, a tough elderly black woman. Perry's films vary in style from orthodox filmmaking techniques to filmed productions of live stage plays. Perry is estimated to have earned around US$75 million by 2008. Many of Perry's stage-play films have been subsequently adapted as films. Perry wrote and produced many stage plays during the 1990s and early 2000s. Perry has developed several television series, most notably Tyler Perry's House of Payne, which ran for eight seasons on TBS from June 21, 2006, to August 10, 2012. On October 2, 2012, Perry struck an exclusive multi-year partnership with Oprah Winfrey and her Oprah Winfrey Network. The partnership was largely for the sake of bringing scripted television to the OWN, based on Perry's previous success in this area. Perry has created multiple scripted series for the network, The Haves and the Have Nots being its most successful. The Haves and the Have Nots has given OWN its highest ratings to date as of 2014, with the series also referred to as "one of OWN's biggest success stories with its weekly dose of soapy fun, filled with the typical betrayals, affairs, and manipulations." more…

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