My review “For Colored Girls”

Thanks to all the Sistergurls who came out to see the movie For “Colored Girls” with us, and, to Ruby Tuesday on Saturday Night.

I thought the movie was very, very good and very deep. Its a trip when you see yourself on the screen in 3-4 of these women at one time or another in your life. And then you sit back and ask yourself “dang, did I really look and act like that”? The painful truth is……… yes. We as women allow ourselves to be treated in ways as we saw in this movie. We can sit up all day and blame the man, but it is us who allow it to continue to happen day after day, after day after day. Situations that we find ourselves in, are the same ones that we “swore on a stack of bibles…..aint gon happen to me”. Well it is you/us. We would sit up as teenagers and stare into the  mouths of our mommas, her friends, our aunts,  and grandmothers when they would be “having grown folks talk”. And listen to everything they talked about. It was usually about  “jive turkey dudes” they were dealing with. We are the same teens that grew up and became the stories that our aunts, grandmothers, and mothers talked about.

How is it that  we can go to the movies see ourselves on the screen and get MADDDDDD at Tyler Perry.. because its “depressing”.( side eye) Well, welcome to your own world…..HOME GURL!  This is the life  YOU/WE penciled in for OURSELVES. What we all saw this past weekend in that movie is real life. You may not have been all of those women, but I know each of us is at least 3 of them. I know and understand that its “painful” to watch, and its “depressing” and it makes you cry, and makes you think, and makes you relive your past. But you know what? This movie will either make you “Level up” or Fall Back” Quit playing……..aint no in between’s. After watching this movie, you’re gonna either go home and put on a “Band-Aid” meaning…… do a self examination of your past/present issues. Or you’re going to “let your wounds continue to bleed” and allow salt and vinegar to nurse your wounds. Tell me you get the picture?

I feel so bad for all the men who let this movie go right over their heads. I read so many tweets and messages from  BLACK men who felt Tyler Perry HATES THEM. First of all, this is NOT Tyler Perry’s work. Yes, he may have added something’s for balance. This was a play, and he turned the characters into a movie to bring them to life as it was written in poems. When Daddy’s Little Girls came out, I wonder how many of those same men, took their kids to see that movie? Um hmmmmm. This was NOT a movie to male bash. This is a movie for WOMEN and MEN to look at themselves on the screen and use it to heal. This movie is NOT to blame the BLACK MAN. And truth be told, they  saw THEMSELVES, THEIR FATHERS, COUSINS, UNCLES AND FRIENDS in this movie too. They’re not exempt from healing. We all know that all men are NOT gay, NOT abusive, NOT HIV carriers, NOT rapist, NOT baby daddy’s,  and NOT cheaters. This movie didn’t say that they all were. I can talk all day until I’m blue in the face on this subject, but to me in music videos the women always are half naked. The men ALWAYS HAVE ON CLOTHES AND COATS. I’m not mad at the rapper who made the video, or feel the need to say” all women are not like that”. It goes WITHOUT saying as far as La’Crease is concerned. Everyone is their own person. Every time I see a flyer advertising for a party, whose on the front cover showing all her goodies, front and back……….a WOMAN. That’s the reason why we ALL need to see For Colored Girls, see yourself on the screen and do a SELF EXAMINATION!!! If you are NOT any of those MEN in the movie…….keep it moving. If you feel its male bashing, then videos with half naked women, and party fliers are female bashing too. Same stuff!

I advise every person to see this movie. Its okay if you feel your wounds opening up. If you fall on the ground scar your leg up, 1 week later its still not healed, you need to revisit that wound and find out what’s the problem. But if you fall and one week later that wound is closed and no matter what you do to it, it won’t open……. YOU’RE HEALED. Don’t be afraid to see this movie, I also think you should also see it alone if you’ve seen it with others. So what if you need to cry, that’s a good thing. Just whatever you do, don’t just go see “the movie”  AND come home EMPTY HEADED get YOU SOMETHING OUT OF IT.

My name is La’Crease J. Walker and I approve this message.

 

5 thoughts on “My review “For Colored Girls”

  1. I loved the movie! It was so deep! I didn’t feel Tyler Perry was men bashing either. The poetry was off the hook. Anyone who hasn’t seen “For Colored Girls” should go see it. I’ve seen it with my friends & I plan on going back to see it with my daughters. This movie is a must see for all girls!

  2. You hit the nail square on the head. I’ll say it again, the truth aint always pretty but it is still the truth whether we own it or not. So happy to be able to share in the experience with y’all. It waws beautiful. Looking forward to more outings.

  3. U go gurl. U say that. I saw me all up and thru that movie. We really have 2 check ourselves instead of da men trying 2 do it for us. We really do need 2 do a self~examination of us b4 we can go 2 any man whole heartedly. And this movie allows us 2 do that.

  4. Wowwww!!! Thank you for writing such a powerful review. I am so glad that I went to see the movie. It was so powerful. It made me sit up and take notice and make sure that I pay attention to me and not be a victim. So you kept it real.

  5. This is the first ever movie that made me say I have to see the movie again. It is so deep it cought me off guard, and now the question is instead of just talking about the movie, how many of us actually gonna make the nessessary changes in our own lives that we know are not right. I for one know I need to make changes for my children and myself, their is too many of us getting distracted in this big world of things & people its time we come back to reality and follow our first mind, only the strong will survive.

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