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For Colored Girls 2010 15

133 mins USA

Tyler Perry brings to Ntozake Shange's extraordinary 1975 play about the experiences of black women. Shange's experimental drama of poetic monologues, based around the testimonies of seven women of colour (literally ‘Lady in Red’, ‘Lady in Brown’, etc), is reinterpreted for cinema with interspersed dramatic interludes that bring humanity to Shange's piercing verse.

Exploring a number of various life-changing issues that can affect all women, from infidelity to abortion and rape, Perry’s impassioned film showcases a parade of powerful performances from its ensemble cast, which includes Janet Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg, Thandie Newton, Loretta Devine and Kerry Washington.

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Featuring

Whoopi Goldberg

Kerry Washington

Phylicia Rashad

Thandie Newton

Loretta Devine

Janet Jackson

Genres

Drama

Collection

Black Star

Certificate

15 Contains strong language, violence and one scene of sexual violence

Released

2010

Country

USA

Language

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