Tyler Perry’s View of ‘For Colored Girls’

Tyler Perry told the women of 'The View' that 'For Colored Girls' haunted him. But did it haunt someone else first?

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For Colored Girls features heavily in The View‘s signature chatter this week. On Monday, For Colored Girls co-stars Janet Jackson and Loretta Devine joined the ladies on the couch. On Wednesday it’s Thandie Newton and Tessa Thompson’s turn. Then, on Friday, actresses Kerry Washington and Kimberly Elise will stop by the show to talk. Coincidentally, the film’s tagline is “Many voices. One poem.” Thus far, that’s an apt description of its own birth. Out of many voices — from Shange’s to Stewart’s to Perry’s — has come one movie.

Helena Andrews is a regular contributor to The Root and author of Bitch Is the New Black, a memoir in essays. Follow her on Twitter.

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