Tyler Perry Movies: A Love/Hate Affair

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Check out this interesting article concerning the perceived stereotypical images Tyler Perry’s characters exude in his movies, and the conundrum some members of the black community faces as a result:

If you happened to buy a ticket to Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail without knowing what you were getting into, you might think you’d stumbled onto a cheery comedy about an overgrown granny with anger-management issues. A black Mrs. Doubtfire, say, with car chases and reefer jokes. You’d never suspect that you had strayed into the midst of a culture war — one that’s been simmering inside the African-American community since before blackface. ”I loved working with Tyler Perry, but he’s a controversial, complicated figure,” says Viola Davis, who costarred in Madea Goes to Jail and recently snagged an Oscar nomination for Doubt. ”People feel the images [in his movies] are very stereotypical, and black people are frustrated because they feel we should be more evolved. But there are very few black images in Hollywood, so black people are going to his movies. That’s the dichotomy. Tyler Perry is making money.”

Does Tyler Perry have a moral responsibility to use his influence to create more positive images of blacks in his movies, or do you feel he only owes the black community a quality product designed to entertain, which is really all we pay for?


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  • sexema73

    first lol

  • simply delicioso

    leave tyler alone

    its only entertainment

  • laylah

    black people are never satisfied. EVER!

  • U2know

    Ok we always have haters around to stir the pot. Well Mr. Perry I think your doing a great job. It’s comedy.I will continue to go and see your work.

  • Chanel Shades

    Tyler gets an all day pass for stereotyping. Madea Goes to Jail was the bomb.

  • Kigali (Birth control until marriage)

    Tyler Perry doesnt owe black people shit. There are a bunch of black actors who, if it wasnt for his productions wouldnt have a job. If these negroes dont like Tyler Perry, they are free to come up with their own shit.

  • About it

    Okay, 6am, the real 6am, where you be LOL??

  • DayShifter

    Maybe it’s just me, “Madea goes to Jail” was not that good…. I mean it was ok, but that’s it. It’s not realistic, it seemed like EVERYBODY was Black, We’re only 12% of the population, what city do you know where ALL the D.A’s are Black??? Would be nice, but that’s a fantasy… And then the way it ended was horrible, like he ran out of ideas or material.
    Sorry, in my opinion…. “Color Purple” set the bar for me, if you’re not trying to reach that level, your sh*it just more Black buffoonery that’s pushed on us everyday.

  • Jet

    @ Choc

    I agree with you!

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  • http://www.myspace.com/gazfynest PlusDivaon Deck

    I wonder who are the people that feel that way

  • Mia

    I’m just glad black actors are getting paid!

  • Samo

    All that man foundation and cake face powder makes him look glossy.

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