The film seems to take on the dark themes of the play, if this trailer is any indication. All of the characters appear to be struggling with serious difficulties, many of them involving men. Devine’s Juanita breaks it off with her man; Washington’s Kelly holds a pregnancy test, and isn’t looking too happy about the results.
Another theme is what it’s like to be an African-American woman. Juanita says she’s been called a colored girl, an evil woman and a nag, and she’s been trying not to be those things. Newton’s Thangie notes, “Being colored is a metaphysical dilemma I haven’t concurred yet.”
These women all seem to be interconnected — something I always personally enjoy in a film. A great ensemble cast can really make a good comedy or a drama. Perry’s “For Colored Girls” surely won’t be light material, but it looks like it may be a beautiful film filled with truth and emotion.
“For Colored Girls” — which also features Isaiah Mustafa (aka “the Old Spice guy”) — will be out in theaters Nov. 5.
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