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This powerful play has finally been made into a feature film. Some question Tyler Perry’s ability to give this important piece of literature it’s just due. You can judge for yourself in November 2010 when the film is released; but for now, check out the trailer.

Directed by Tyler Perry, the film stars Janet Jackson, Loretta Devine, Kimberly Elise, Thandie Newton, Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose, Kerry Washington, Whoopi Goldberg, Macy Gray, Michael Ealy, Hill Harper, Khalil Kain, Omari Hardwick and Richard Lawson.

Based on Ntozake Shange’s award-winning 1975 play of the same name, ‘For Colored Girls’ onsists of a series of poems performed through a cast of nameless women known only by a color. The characters deal with subjects such as love, abandonment, rape and abortion.

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