About existence from the perspective of 20 nameless black females. Each of the women portray one of the characters represented in the collection of twenty poems, revealing different issues that impact women in general and women of color in particular.
I believe BeautifulBlkWoman was born out of the air or something. These stories were real then and real now. Yes I am successful (she spelled that wrong), professional, smart, strong, support my family and community. However; I would not have been able to be any of these things if it were not for my grandmother, mother, aunts and all the women before me who paved the way for me. I would not have the power, pride and self worth within me to know how I should be treated as a woman if it were not for my father who loved me and treated me with the greatest respect. Unfortunately, not all women have the support system I grew up with or believe in themselves as I do. There more of them than there are of us! So, BeautifulBlkWoman, if you are all the amazing things that you say you are. Go to your local community center/non-profit and volunteer your time to show your light and educate the many women like the ones you didn't finish seeing at the movie.
The movie was very powerful, I believe this is the best Mr. Perry has done yet. As talented as the cast of this movie is Mr. Perry seemed to make that talent explode on the screen. It was well written and produced, He managed to intergrate the poetry of the Award Winning Stage Play into the movie in a way that made it flow, as though it had always been written for the screen. A must see in my oppinion. I would however,get a sitter for the children. It is not a movie for young children.I believe Mr. Perry has another hit. Congratulations to him, and all the Hater's can just get over it. GO AND SEE THIS MOVIE IT IS POWERFUL BEYOUND WORDS.
This is the worst movie I have ever seen in my life! African American woman and men have been degraded by Perry. It is degrading and shows that Black woman are stupid,weak and do have any self respect. I walked out and could not believe he that Perry could degrade the African American MAN and WOMAN!!! Please take a stand my Sisters and Brothers of all races and boycott this movie. We have more pride and self-respect. The clock has been turned back and now America will think this is how we treat each other. This is not the life of every Black person and all I see is this is how white American will see us again. I will never support Mr. Perry again in any play or movie,tv,book or watch an interview of him. We are sucessful, smart, professional and support or communities.