Sunday, November 7, 2010

I Blame Tyler Perry for My Funk of a Mood

My review of For Colored Girls is now live at, "Tyler Perry Finger Paints Over Shange's For Colored Girls"

I'm listening to Joss Stone, who strikes me as an old soul--"What Were We Thinking" (video below). Ugh. What a mood I'm in! I blame it on seeing Tyler Perry's For Colored Girls Friday night and old baggage I wrote about under "Prose Poem for the Living Dead." I am supposed to be writing the review of Perry's adaptation of Ntozake Shange's play, which I saw performed in the 1970s (You can buy the 1982 DVD of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf directed by Oz Scott at Amazon). So, I am, in the throes of my strangeness, applying my personal process theory while I struggle with the movie beside Shange's work. When the review done, I'll post the link to the live BlogHer piece, assuming that I can write it.

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