‘For Colored Girls’ Promos Are Out… But What Has Tyler Perry Done To These Characters???

- By Bossip Staff Categories: For Your Information, For Your Viewing Pleasure, Hate It or Love It?!?!

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There’s been a lot of speculation about Tyler Perry’s upcoming film adaptation of the classic play “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf,” and now we finally have a few clues in the form of promotional posters, but fans of the play — we’re warning you now not to go looking for the “Lady in Blue.”

Janet Jackson is Jo

We suspected from previous on the set shots that Janet’s role was likely the “Lady in Red” but judging from the movie poster it looks like Perry has decided to have the characters use “real names”. Whatever works for him, we guess!

But um, did he have to make Janet wear Michael’s contacts from “Thriller”??? Just sayin’.

Continue reading to check out more posters from the rest of the cast.

Whoopi Goldberg is Alice

Whoopi, who was spotted rocking a habit during production is playing Alice. Seems like she’s always either a nun or a turban wearing psychic… Way to typecast Tyler!

Kerry Washington is Kelly

We’re sure Kerry Washington will be putting her pout to good use in the flick…

Kimberly Elise is Crystal

Poor Kimberly Elise, Tyler is always making her cry in his movies!

Anika Noni Rose is Yasmine

We’re actually digging the fact that Anika Noni Rose’s poster has a little bit of light and youthfulness to it, the others seem kind of dark and ominous.

Loretta Devine is Juanita

When we heard Loretta Devine and Phylicia Rashad would be part of this production we knew at least the film would have shot at maintaining the integrity of the play.

Phylicia Rashad is Gilda

Not to take anything away from the other actresses but both Loretta Devine and Phylicia Rashad have those years of theater experience in addition to their film work.

Photo Credit: Lionsgate Films


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  • Rihanna's Sharp n Pointy Witchy Fingernails Took The Oath

    Seems a bit creepy… Is it about a coven or something? Whoopi looks like a witch

  • jazzijotheho

    looks interesting, amazing cast. cant wait to see it! funny how people always got something to say about someone thats doing good why dont u just learn from dem instead of dissing them obviously they doing something right!


    it is extremely profitable to say “black men aint sh!t”, because thats what some black women already believe and its easy to reinforce that belief


      point being?

      I gotta live in a society that thinks that ALL of its problems are created by 6% of the population

    • S.a.s.s.y24

      Why don’t you give it a rest

    • MJ

      Is it that bad for you? I live in the same society and it ain’t bad for me. I never hung around women or dated ones that said black men ain’t shyt so I don’t hear that mess. And they weren’t around men who said black women ain’t shyt so they didn’t hear it either.


      neither do I, but I do come to a website whose theme is exactly that, but this is my opinion, are you mad???

    • MJ

      I was actually wondering if you were mad. I’m not mad bro. I’m not knocking your opinion.

    • SweetLittleMe10

      Well if everybody believes it, then it must be true. Maybe, men need to stop worrying about whats being said and work on self-improvement. EVERYBODY can’t be wrong.


      I dont see how you could see me as being mad, my statements usually are never disrespectful, and while I may say things certain people dont like, bitter and unhappy is the last thing I am, and as long as people continue to say me, my nephews, my uncles, my father, my grandfather, and men who share my complexion down because they dont want to take responsibility for their choices, I am gon be on this b!tch giving them the hard truth



      you see, thats the problem, black men are not as bad as everyone tries to make them out to be, and if 6% of the population can make everything so bad, what does that say about the 94% of that cant seem to fix it??

      are all black women loud, unwed mothers, harbinger of Aids, full of stds, hoes, b!tches and ghetto?? I mean if everybody says it it must be true, black women need to work on self improvement


    • MJ

      I didn’t say you were bitter. You just brought that up. Keep defending your male relatives because you should. I’m sure there are great men in your family. I haven’t posted lately as much I used to. But I try to be balanced and be a defender of all black people, men and women. My family consists of great men and women. There are stereotypes on this blog about men and women and I try to dispel them both. Can’t get them all, but I have done my share of talking to men and women when I’m not busy.

    • MJ


      I agree with Mike on this one. Errything you hear about black men (or just men in general) isn’t true. You shouldn’t be so quick to believe errything that’s being said about us. Just as easily as you say we need self-improvement, we could say the same about all black women. Honestly you should probably do some self-reflection if you really believe all men need improvement. Maybe it’s just you who needs it.

      Once again, you a person that is trying to make this topic a man against women topic. LOL. You make this it was subtle, but we got what you was saying.

    • DenialRiver

      hey, if the show fits…

  • nana

    I don’t care wat y’all say am Proud of Tyler Perry! He should jus come out and tell us whether he likes butt holes or pucci’s! Bwahaahahahhaa oh shyt Tyler I think u r still fabolous either one u choose

  • GonnaWhupDatAzz

    Where the hell is “jet Black” up in the piece. Tyler, you color struct, biased, byotch.

  • cotton124

    We”ll all be in line to see.
    It looks deep.

  • Nope, you're not serving my soul what it needs to be served

    I’m scared.

  • Kia

    wow no wonder black people will never get anywhere, they eat their own. Uggh. Tyler keep representing.

  • Curious1 aka DreamCatcher


  • MJ

    White Devil trying to start some shyt as usual.

    • White Devil

      It’s a slow Friday. I need some entertainment.

  • wifey06

    damn ig-nigs never stop complaining

    make a difference or shut da f*ck up!!!


    Anybody else notice how Kimberly Elise is morphing into Cicely Tyson?

    • MJ

      I noticed that too. They look like mother and daughter. Both are fine actresses.

    • MJ

      Fine like good in their craft. You know what I mean.

  • Human Racist

    I’ll wait for it on BET in 2015…

    • Try Again..


  • Genevive

    I agree


    Looks like a ‘Waiting To Exhale Part II’ or an updated version of ‘The Women Of Brewster Place.’ Either way, Black men you better duck.


    And Phylicia Rashad is channeling Coretta Scott King.

  • Mellow-Yellow

    Anyone who seems to believe that this story is just about a bunch of men hating women or waiting to exhale part II, I suggest that you READ the original play. I read it when I was about 12 years old and again at 16 years old. Open your minds before your open your mouths.


    I guess Angela B.*.s.s.e.t.t decided to sit this one out. (How much you wanna bet she was among the first he offered a role.)

  • Yall Play Too Much

    I’m going to need some of you buffoons to read up on the original choreopoem before you come in here spewing comments about something of which you obviously know nothing. D@mn I wish we could put all the idiots on their own island and leave them there to fend for themselves.

  • A Mess wants to know where is her comment?

    No matter what you all bish and moan about, I’m going to see this!! What?

  • anonymous

    Bashing black men is the black woman’s favorite recreational activity. I can’t count how many times I have heard a black woman say she is done with brothers and only dates white boys. I am still waiting to hear ONE white woman say this. A white woman will go from one white loser to another over and over and never say she is giving up on white men. A black woman will have one bad or disappointing relationship and say it is time to cross over.

    • Tiny

      I have met white women who will not date white men. Especially those who love black men, they have issues with men also. So no that is not true, I have heard women from many different groups say slanderous things about the men of their race, hispanics, women from India, asia women, etc. But I like to befriend many types of people, regardless of race, or religion. When you interact with others it is very hard to generalize one type of woman. Just look at lifetime sometimes, white women do tell their stories and they bash men.

  • DeeDee

    MJ, Kia, S.a.s.s.y24, Peppa and a few others (very few) made some GREAT comments. It never fails whenever I come on this blog it’s the same ones( black boys) that turn the threads into BLACK MAN vs BLACK WOMAN; and if you pay close attention it’s ALWAYS the same ones that say”I don’t hate black women” that usually start that BS. The WHOLE freaking world is not against BLACK MEN, so give this BS a rest, D*MN. That’s why Tyler is where he is because he didn’t sit around on his a** blaming black women and everybody else for his problems, he got up and WORKED. KEEP DOING YOU TYLER!

  • anonymous

    Bashing black men is the black woman’s favorite activity. There are hundreds of blogs owned and operated by black women where this is all they do. When they are not dogging brothers they are talking about how wonderful white men are. What’s really scary is that some of these “sisters” are raising young black boys.

    • S.a.s.s.y24

      Why don’t you be quiet.

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