Totally Off Topic: For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf- Trailer

by kcurly on September 16, 2010

in Totally Off Topic

Is anyone else as excited about this as I am? I’ve actually never seen/read the play, but I’ve heard much about it. The star studded cast of talented African American actresses also has me jumping for joy.

In the cast, we have:

  • Whoopi Goldberg as Alice
  • Loretta Devine as Juanita
  • Kimberly Elise as Crystal
  • Janet Jackson as Jo
  • Thandie Newton as Tangie
  • Phylicia Rashad as Gilda
  • Anika Noni Rose as Yasmine
  • Kerry Washington as Kelly

I absolutely love Phylicia Rashad and think she’s one of the most beautiful women I ever saw, no matter what age she is. She always has a regal look about her. I would love to see her as a natural, but I’ll take what I can get ;)

November 5th, 2010 is the release date!



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  • Jc

    Wow what a cast!

  • ThisOneWoman

    I can’t wait. I will be going to see this!

  • Rayna

    I’m not sure, but I thought Phylicia Rashad was natural. I read an interview a little while ago with Tempestt Bledsoe, in which she stated that all of the women on The Cosby Show were natural, with the exception of Tempestt who used texturizers. She said that Bill Cosby encouraged the women in the cast to wear their hair natural, which isn’t a surprise, especially since his wife Camille has worn her hair natural for years.

    BTW, I am also excited about seeing “For Colored Girls.”

  • Motherlovin3

    I cannot wait to see this movie. It looks deep. I that it does not draw any unwarranted criticism.

  • Lulu

    I am so excited about this film. The play is amazing – definitely worth checking out (and it’s a relatively short read. I was so consumed by it I pretty much finished it in one sitting). The play is quite surreal and it will be interesting to see how that’s translated for film. Some phenomenal women in that cast…

  • kcurly

    Rayna, I also remember reading somewhere that Bill Cosby preferred all of the ladies on the set to be natural. Hmm, this is worth looking into.

  • veggie210

    I agree…Phyllicia Rashad does have a ‘look’ about. I’ve always admired her. Funny though, I can only imagine her with TONS of flowing hair! LOL

  • Andrea

    Um, I’m not sure that Phylicia Rashad does have a perm (or her sister Debbie Allen for that matter). Her hair looks exactly like my mom’s hair, which straightens out just by putting it on rollers. It’s loose curls when short, and the longer it gets, the straighter it hangs with very little effort or styling. I think that’s just her particular hair texture that you are seeing…some people’s hair does look like that and is natural. There are times when I’ve seen pics where her hair looks air-dryed and is curly-but it’s not ever going to be an “afro.” Just don’t suggest that someone isn’t natural b/c their natural doesn’t look like your natural.

  • Shari

    This play is iconic in AA literature and culture. I’m very interested to see what Tyler Perry does with the story…Also, I’m pretty sure that Phylicia is natural.

  • Loving

    I think Phylicia Rashad is natural. Her hair just has a straighter texture to it.

  • kcurly

    It would be very interesting if we could find out for sure.
    @Andrea, though I appreciate your input, I was not being insulting at all towards the lady. I have never seen her in the traditional natural hairstyles, so naturally I assumed she is not natural.

  • Andrea

    I didn’t think that you were insulting her and I wasn’t trying to insult you. I was just pointing out that not all natural black hair can do the same things or will look the same way. I’m not even sure what a traditional natural hairstyle is supposed to be. It goes back to the original point that we’re all different. If your hair is straighter and it hangs with no effort, that is traditional for you. Are you referring to the styles and methods used by women who are natural but have kinkier textured hair? And I’m asking b/c I’m not familiar with it all.

  • ImAMommy1st

    OMG! I haven’t even heard about this yet but I am SOOO excited! It’s gonna be great!

  • Jay

    Tyler Perry(King of coonery) I hate your films; as a young Black woman I find them embarrassing. Now that I have said that please don’t f*** this up, being 21 year old girl who struggles with being “colored” and I need you not to mess this up!

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