Saturday, March 5, 2011

For Colored Girls

I just finished watching For Colored Girls. The movie is based on Ntozake Shange's play "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf. I was supposed to be writing but I took a break to watch the movie on pay per view. Wow. It was one of those movies where you have to call your sister and your mother!

Just wondering if anyone else had seen it and what your thoughts are on it? Yes I know that I am about 4 months late in blogging about this movie but I only just now caught it.


  1. I saw this movie in the theatres with my aunts, sister, cousins and daughter. I was glad that we made an evening of going to the movies together. This was a first for my family to do this. I had seen the play when it first start appearing around college campuses many years ago. I was very skeptical how this movie would turn out. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised that movie turned out so well. I actually enjoyed the movie very much. The only character that I didn't like was Whoopi Goldbergs' character. I don't remember her from the original play and book. My favorite character was Thandie Newton. I thought that all the actors did a great job but the woman that Thandie did stood out for me. I didn't like Janet Jackson's character at all because I was like there is no way in hell I would react that calmly to the news that my husband gave me a terminal disease. There is no way that bastard would be alive and I would be on my way to jail because he would be a dead down low mother fucker, stoopid son of a bitch. That shit right there pissed me off. Who in their right mind would have been as calm as her. That was the part of the movie that was unbelievable for me.

  2. I'm just now discovering the number of adaptations there are on YouTube for this play. I never considered myself a poet, but that last poem touched me; when she questioned how she could still continue to live. Anyways, I do wish to see this performed now.

  3. i broke down and cried like a baby

  4. I did too; from about half way through the story until about an hour later. I had to call my sister and ask her if she'd seen it. She said, "I think I shed a tear or two." My voice was still hitching when I was talking to her. I had wonder if it was just me.

    Incidentally this was created in the 1970's and it is NOT just about colored girls. It is for ALL girls--EVERYONE OF US.


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