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by Tambay A. Obenson
March 16, 2013 12:58 PM
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Temptation

Here's a new short clip from Tyler Perry's Tyler Perry's Temptation.

That double "Tyler Perry" was intentional. His name is part of the title of the film, as is the case with his previous films. I wonder if he'll ever drop the "Tyler Perry's" that begins almost all of his titles. It might actually work in his favor. I'd like to watch a Tyler Perry film without knowing beforehand that it's a Tyler Perry film, because my reactions might actually be a bit different. I think there's a certain amount of *baggage* that's automatically assumed, when some of us (not all of us, obviously) see his name in front of the title of any film, and we might be taking that *baggage* with us into the theater.

Just a thought...

The dramedy stars Jurnee SmollettLance GrossKim KardashianVanessa WilliamsRobbie JonesBrandy Norwood, and Ella Joyce.

The synopsis again reads:

The film tells the story of Judith, an Ivy League-educated relationship expert who makes her living dispensing marital advice, but is so bored with her own marriage that she breaks her professional code and cheats with a smooth talking client only to realize she has made a huge mistake.

Smollett stars as said marriage counselor "Judith," while Gross plays her husband; Jones plays the "smooth talking client" who has an affair with Smollett; Williams plays the owner of the firm where Smollett practices; Brandy plays Gross' co-worker; and Kardashian plays Smollett's friend and co-worker.

In Perry's own words, the film

 is "one of the most provocative movies" he's made, "sexually and otherwise."

It opens in theaters March 29th, 2013.

Check out one of those "provocative... sexual" clips that help make the film what it is:


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67 Comments

  • Shawn | March 19, 2013 11:37 PMReply

    How in the hell do you people find the time to write such lengthy comments? Damn.

  • CC | March 20, 2013 12:42 AM

    Shawn, you must be a Jitter Bug, I mean Tweety Bird, I mean... Twitter Bug. What kind of people tweet?

    For real, is there a rewards program for short bursts of "hello, am gone"? Really, I need to know because I can use a plastic key chain. Maybe it's just this new generation of X-Box and B.E.T. lovers? That's right, maybe I should blame it on Rap music? That's it... "BOOM BOOM BOOM"... grab my nuts... drop my pants... AM GONE.

    I swear, some people on the jitter-twitter just copy and paste their comments. Come on, you've seen them... "Good post pal, keep up the good work, BYE".... "Good post Sista, keep up the good work, BYE" ...... "Good post Tambay, keep up the good work, talk to ya soon, bye" ... "you're the best, Shirley" ... "you"re the best, Shanika" .... "You're the best Kunta Kente."... "You too Boss Hog"

    Really, isn't that system like a drive-by shooting... BANG BANG, you're dead... but talk to you later. Seriously, if a clown calls me on the phone and says, "Whats up man, I'm going to the movies tonight"... and then hangs up, I am done with his ass.

    Damn, they should call it "JITTERY DRY MOUTH" because any ol'crackhead can say "hi, wha-wa-watcha do-do-doinging, ca-ca-catch ya later". I mean, WTH is going with these drive-by comments?

  • TAZ | March 19, 2013 11:12 PMReply

    Comment Police, maybe I am sleepy, but what are you talking about?

  • TAZ | March 19, 2013 8:52 AMReply

    CAREYCAREY - come back! Don't leave just when I take a break from working like a hebrew slave and read your fabulous commentary with peeps who did not speak a fabulously. First and foremost, I don't know how you could have spoken to these folks who did not stop their madness and bow to the genius that is vintage Prince! And you just went straight into Luther? I was howling with laughter and now I got to get my Ipod.

    Then you put your white hat on held it down with Guyver, whose goal is to defend "The Black Man" against cross dressers and the Sociologist, Mawon, whose goal seems to be.....trying to explain why there are people for and against TP movies and how the media helps? I was confused considering SHE finds the movies entertaining and watches BBW faithfully.......but thinks they endorse racism and sexism. Anywho, both were so into their narrow view and premise that they failed to see what you were advocating and defending. Such is with those who profess not to be a fan of TP.

    So I have to add to the diatribe and offer .75 concerning Tyler Perry's quote "I've never seen Jewish people attack Seinfeld and say "this is a stereotype," I've never seen Italian people attack The Sopranos. It's always black people and I'm sick of it from us." ~Tyler Perry

    So I did a quick google search - very unscientific but hey, it is just you guys whose minds I won't change. Tyler Perry criticisms, David Chase criticisms, Jerry Seinfeld criticisms. Do it and see for yourself what comes up. I mean, the first page alone, or the first and second pages. Be Open and Understand what you are seeing. Then if you dare, google Seinfeld show criticisms and The Sopranos criticism.....then come back here and report why there is such a difference and specifically, what the difference is. Just saying. Time to get back to work!

  • CareyCarey | March 20, 2013 12:00 AM

    " Because at the end of the day, when you believe in things you don't understand, then you suffer..........."

    I'm stealing that!

    Donny, Whitney, Gerald Levert, Marvin, Micheal, Minnie Riperton, Luther and Tupac... all gone too soon.

    I 've been out bowling (yeah, we do that in Iowa. And I'm jealous... there are no "My Brother Martin" plays:-( ) so I'm tired. Thanks for the convo... Night-Night.

    Btw, I don't know what Comment Police is talking about? I think he just wants to see his name in the box score.

  • TAZ | March 19, 2013 11:11 PM

    CareyCarey - I'm swooning...We definitely lost something special with Donny. You did the dang thang! Between the recent Unsung episodes and finally seeing the play My Brother Marvin, I have been in an old school mood. And I do thank my blessings....I am in the DC area and the word Sequester is a very bad word. Folks are being laid off quietly so I'm keeping my head low and - dare I do a bible reference in homage to Easter and Ten Commandments? - pray my desk is passed over. (And I pray anyone reading this post is passed over as well.) Now as for the Egyptian slave in the tombs - don't make me sing Bustin' Loose! I hate Go-Go!

    I can't believe you googled criticisms too! I know what I know, but sometimes you have to show what you know. I wish everyone would stop and listen to what other people are saying and have a true dialogue. In doing so, they would realize how silly it is to call some folks TP lovers. Because at the end of the day, when you believe in things you don't understand, then you suffer...........

    and that's it...it is short, but that is as good as it gets for me! Alright, need to finish ogling Jesse Martin, then get back to work. Been a blast, until next time.......

  • COMMENT POLICE | March 19, 2013 11:36 AM

    A LESSON TO ALL AT SHADOW & ACT: WHEN YOU PRETEND TO BE ANOTHER COMMENTER IN ORDER TO PUFF YOURSELF, THE LEAST YOU CAN DO IS CHANGE UP THE COMMENT STYLE AND LENGTH. WE'VE ALREADY SEEN MARISSA & CAREY CAREY EMBARRASS THEMSELVES, DON'T BE NEXT.

  • CareyCarey | March 19, 2013 10:26 AM

    TAZ! No you didn't catch my Prince & Luther references!? Stop it, you're making me blush... but check this:

    I've been so many places in my life and time, I've sung a lot of songs and made some bad rhyme. I've acted out my love in stages with ten thousand people watching, but I'm with you now and I'm singing this song for you, TAZ. I know your image of me is what I hope to be, and I've treated you like a friend, but I hope you can see, there's no one more important to me. Can't you please see through me, 'cause we're alone now and I'm singing this song for you.

    Come on now, did I do the damn thing? They don't do it like that no mo' :-) Give Donny a round of applause.

    But your comment did make me smile. It's nice to know some folks read through all the filibuster. And speaking of your comment, you should sing happy and count your blessings about working like a hebrew slave. You could be an Egyptian slave. They were locked in the tombs... FOREVER!

    And speaking of locked in... yep, I agree, Mawon and Guyver seemed to be locked on something and I couldn't shake them off their entrenched positions, but I tried. So I'm not going to talk about them, no mo', 'cause you covered it.

    But you know what, it's interesting that you did a google search on "criticisms". Yesterday, I did they exact same thing! I first started with "criticism of comedy". Then I googled "criticism of Tyler Perry". I am not going to post what I found because... well... considering the backlash I've received in this post (and numerous other posts on TP) I don't think my people are ready for the "good" news. Nope, from what I've gathered from the loudest voices in this blog (and this post) I'll just be met with a host of "Yeah Buts", rationalizations and the superficial "Stop kissing his ass, Carey." *LOL*... many refuse to hear the truth.

    That reminds me, some fool (I believe I know who it is) even stooped so low as to impersonate my name, saying "Look folks, Tyler is the GOD of filmmaking. If you could just see the light and kiss his ass as I do, maybe you can see the light too. Plus he gives head better than any other man I've been with. So shut your ignorant mouths!"

    Now TAZ, what kind of sh*t is that? How does one have a conversation with that foul mouth... ****ard?

    Anyway, thanks for stopping by. Lets hope a few people learned a little something through this exchange.

  • CareyCarey | March 19, 2013 8:14 AMReply

    As usual, a nice PG conversation turned to this: "fuck Tyler Perry and all the rest of the mother fuckers who see dark-skinned bodies as violent, worthless animals" ~MaWon.

    Really Mawon, where did you get that news?

    And this: "Tyelr is playing an April fools joke on his simple minded audience" ~ Macguyver

    Really Guyver, Mawon and everyone who admits to watching Tyler's movies are simple minded? Huuuuummm...

    And this: "Go fuck yourself. You kiss Tyler's ass like he sent you a check. Give it a rest asshole."

    Really? No comment.

    And this whimsical bit of news: "That's a very perverse comment. That's implying some sort of improper relationship with an underage young girl. UGH! No. I have absolutely NO interest in rocking any cradle or "kicking someone out of bed". Smollett is too young, not worldly enough and not believable for any kind of of 'smoldering" sexy role." ~ Sergio

    Really Sergio, really... she's 26 and very sexy.

    And this: "BETWEEN THIS, HIS SALIVATING OVER LOLO JONES, & PAULA PATTON, IT'S CLEAR THAT DEAR OLD CC LIKES 'EM NUBILE & LIGHT SKINNED. THAT'S WHY HE RIDES SO HARD FOR TYLER PERRY: THEY GOT THE SAME TASTES IN DIFFERENT GENDERS" ~ Comment Police

    At least he's been reading along but.... really, seriously... that last time I checked, my lady was dark as blueberry pie.

    And then we landed here: " Are you (CareyCarey) trying to say that all sociological interpretations of media representations are pointless?" ~ Mawon

    No Mawon, I NEVER said that, nor implied such.

    Mawon continued: "Or that media has no effect on populations? Do you really believe that?"

    Again, I never implied, nor said such. How did she come to that conclusion?

    Mawon continued: "Then why do governments bother with propaganda films? What's the point of advertisements? Or social issue documentaries?" ~Mawon

    Now I don't know what inspired Ms. Mawon to cuss or get her panties all in a bunch, but this is exactly what I said: "Bump that, I believe we're giving way too much power to MOVIES". Prior to that comment, I also posted a list of 100 different genres of films. Each of which has a different goals or purpose. Tyler Perry's films would not be considered documentaries or "advertisement", so I don't know how Mawon wandered off the point?

    My desire in this thread was to inspire a line of thought that focused on putting Tyler Perry's work, and movies in general, in the proper context. I wanted people to take a look at their own lives, using the best teacher -- their own experiences -- to see how movies have shaped their core values.

    In short, I never said the "media" -- in it's numerous (hundred) forms -- did not play a role in "influencing" our mind.

  • COMMENT POLICE | March 19, 2013 11:32 AM

    THEN I GUESS YOU AIN'T HAPPY WITH WHAT YOU GOT, WHICH EXPLAINS A LOT. MAWON, IGNORE THIS PATHETIC SELF-LOATHING NONSENSICAL FOOL.

  • mawon | March 19, 2013 11:23 AM

    Oh so now that you know my gender it gives you the right to talk about my panties? Alright, dude, stay pressed cause you sound extra basic.

  • keepontruckin | March 19, 2013 6:35 AMReply

    There's nothing wrong with Tyler Perry, he's a good person, unlike the people who find fault in every little thing he does. Gay or Straight who gives a flying &uck? It so easy to hate but it takes a humble person with a good heart to love.

  • Guyver | March 18, 2013 6:07 PMReply

    CareyCarey, absolutely nothing you say changes the fact that everything I said is true. In any case, I could care less about tyler and his movies, I don't watch them. I also don't feel that a cross dresser is the spokesman for Black men everywhere... unfortunately many people do. Onward!!!

  • CC | March 18, 2013 6:43 PM

    Yep, that's a good way to end this little dust-up. Tyler, nor a character named Madea are spokesman for black men everywhere.

    So I guess it's time for me to give up this love fest. 'Cause I can't make you love me if you don't. I mean, you can't make your heart feel something that it won't. Here in this place where talk to the wee hours, I have to lay down my pen and I feel the power. 'Cause I can't make you love me if you don't. But morning will come and I'll do what's right, just give me till then to give up this fight. And I will give up this fight. 'Cause you nor I can't make our heart feel something that it won't.

  • J. "Vootie" Fred Muggs | March 18, 2013 6:05 PMReply

    At long last, THIS movie will FINALLY stop those abhorrent "Tyler Perry is g-y" rumors. Why, just LOOK at how that camera lingers intentionally upon the sexually provocative lips of that popular actress! As a positive brother and aspiring filmmaker myself, I will be pleased to say this movie will PROVE Tyler Perry is 100 percent ALL man. ALL 200 pound, muscular, rock-jawed, sinewy-thighed, juicy-lipped, dreamy-eyed MAN.

  • sergio | March 18, 2013 6:15 PM

    "ALL 200 pound, muscular, rock-jawed, sinewy-thighed, juicy-lipped, dreamy-eyed MAN".

    My my, we are getting carried away with ourselves aren't we?

  • Dr. Boogie | March 18, 2013 2:15 PMReply

    Jurnee is bringing THA HEAT!!!! She better work her Kerry Washington lip quiver/Lynn Whitfield eye twitch genes--YAAAASSS!!! I just need Shonda Rhimes to bring her back to Grey's Anatomy one mo' 'gin to follow-up that thrown down performance she gave the last time.

  • donnadara | March 18, 2013 2:09 PMReply

    So, is CareyCarey on Tyler Perry's payroll? I've never seen a Tyler Perry stan work this hard to ... change minds or defend his idol or both.

  • CareyCarey | March 18, 2013 3:12 PM

    Hello Donnanadara,

    I believe throughout this whole discussion you've hit on the most important message. Although I am not on Tyler's payroll, nor is he my idol. However, whenever I see dogs piling on a defenseless rabbit, such as the minions are doing to Mr. Tyler Perry, I think it's only right (esp. since he's a black man) that I do whatever I can to defend him.

    But you're right, I may be wasting my time trying to change minds because the hardest things for humans to say (especially, African Americans in forums such as this) are: 1. I was wrong. 2) I am sorry. 3) I don't know. And... 4) I love you.

    So I understand the mindsets of those who have commented in unfavorable terms toward Tyler Perry and those who defend him. With that... I bid you adieu.

  • YES | March 18, 2013 2:33 PM

    It seems like he is on TP's payroll. Not to mention he sounds mentally challenged. LOL!

  • CAREYCAREY | March 18, 2013 1:43 PMReply

    Look folks, Tyler is the GOD of filmmaking. If you could just see the light and kiss his ass as I do, maybe you can see the light too. Plus he gives head better than any other man I've been with. So shut your ignorant mouths!

  • oj | March 18, 2013 4:42 PM

    I thought he simply funded this film but it was directed by him?

  • M&D | March 18, 2013 1:18 PMReply

    Guyver you do know your comments have no effect among stars in the universe, the stars are going to keep shining and twinkling bright.

  • Guyver | March 18, 2013 9:57 AMReply

    This just in!!! Tyler Perry along with the slew of executives (white men) who made him rich, have been named in a government initiative affectionately known as the "Emasculation proclamation" by which African American men are painted as Beelzebub himself, fitting the image of heartless savages who do not care for their families, respect other brothers wives or want anything more than sex from the Black Woman (aka the Queen of Civilization) or each other... while they keep their blonde snowbunnies comfortable in mansions. Believe it... or don't. And yes, due to said programming some brothers have forgotten who they are but I for one have not. Only kids drink kool Aid, try green tea sometime :)

  • Guyver | March 18, 2013 9:43 AMReply

    Lol @ Comment Police, Look... at the end of the day, no one cares if tyler is king of the chitlin circuit. What bothers me is the fact that he refuses to do anything else but expects everyone to continue to support the exact same movie they have seen 20 times already. Does a musician release the same exact song 20 times and want you to buy it? Does a sculptor carve the same shape and pretend it's new an original?

    He is literally playing an April fools joke on his simple minded audience and they take the cheese every time. It's like damn... okay tyler we get it, you hate Black men except light skinned ones. A you feel that Black women are easily manipulated and can't keep their virtue intact. Okay cool... now how about the OTHER facets of our people? That's all we are asking for is the same thing required of every other artist on the planet earth... variety!!!! Something different, not the same lame "whoa is me" negro spirituals you have been spouting. And for the record... a 6 foot 5 African American man in a dress, wearing lipstick and fake boobs IS NOT FUNNY!!! Shaka Zulu must be turning over in his grave.

  • CareyCarey | March 18, 2013 10:51 AM

    Chitlin circuit? Lets see how that works. The women in Perry’s films read like a who's-who of leading black actresses and cultural icons: Maya Angelou, Cicely Tyson, Angela Bassett, Taraji P. Henson, Phylicia Rashad, Jill Scott, Sanaa Lathan, Whoopie Goldberg, Alfre Woodard, and Gabrielle Union, just to name a few. So excuse me
    Stephen, your boss man Mr. Candie won't be made at you if you showed a little respect. So please, tell us what chitlin circuit you're referring to? Would that be LionsGate or 4000 theaters across the USA? That reminds me, only a real uncle tom ass house niggas hates on light skinned African Americans. Or, maybe, you're just a simple minded white guy? You know, everything related to African American culture is beneath you?

    And speaking of the simple minded, what kind of simple minded fool would call spirituals "lame"? Oh, that's right, maybe YOU were trying to be funny. And your "same exact song" and your "sculptor's same shape" analogies were beyond stupid. But maybe, just maybe, since you would be caught dead hangin' out on the chitlin circuit, it's quite possible that you haven't seen all of Tyler's works, huh? I mean, there is a thing called a "brand" and all of Tyler's productions have different storylines, so you're excused -- again -- for trying to be cool, hip and funny. Pssssst.... come close to the screen... I don't want everyone to hear this... listen, I have to whisper this... we all know that white men can't jump so stop showing your ass.

  • mawon | March 18, 2013 10:06 AM

    I don't know man. A lot of artists use the same formulas in their work. Like Woody Allen, Scorcese and Tarantino, they all stick with the same themes and style. And a lot of musicians write similar sounding songs over and over again. Especially producers. Run a Timberland track back to back and it'll probably all sound like the same song. I'm not defending the quality of Tyler Perry's work. I just don't think he's any less static than any other filmmaker.

  • COMMENT POLICE | March 17, 2013 8:26 PMReply

    WOO LAWDY, SOME OF Y'ALL SHOLL DO LUBB YOU SOME TYLER PERRY! PROTECT AT ALL COSTS!

  • CareyCarey | March 17, 2013 5:13 PMReply

    "Whether the criticism of Tyler Perry's work is legitimate or not is certainly a matter of opinion. What's not a matter of opinion is the fact that other ethnic groups besides black people criticize how they're portrayed in entertainment. It just gets dismissed when black people do it."

    Spare me! There's always going to be itchies & bitchies and kneejerks alike, who will cry, moan and criticize an artistic expression. So isn't it so convenient to focus on Tyler's one defensive opinion? That volley was only a minuscule sub-plot of the whole "problem."

    I am suggesting that for some strange reason (strange to some) the central issue was conveniently omitted from the discussion. That is, after all the crying and finger pointing, aka, criticism... "juxtapose his [Tyler Perry's or any filmmaker's] messages/themes/films with the world around you. Then come back and talk about which [ The film(s) or reality] has the most lasting and significant affect/impact on any human's life?

    To this day, as of this writing, not a single thread of proof/evidence has been offered to support a claim that one movie has significantly changed the lives and/or mindsets of a group of individuals. Pleeeeease, to believe there is such a villain, is akin to supporting a claim that there is a super-class, an unaffected class (like anti-Tyler Perry folks) who are not affected by visual imagery on the screen. I mean, unlike "others" (the less intelligent folks) the big thinkers can discern right from wrong, and thus, their decisions and/or conclusions about people, places and things are not in any shape or form, dependent on what they see on the screen, right? Surely their lives are fine and dandy because they don't depend on movies to shape their decision making process, right? It's only the bigots, racists, church folks and average good ol' unknowing Americans (whites and blacks) who use movies as their central source of reference, right? Not the good folks at S&A, right?

    Bump that, I believe we're giving way too much power to movies. Granted, they may get people talking, bitching, complaining and yes... "criticizing" the images on the screen. HOWEVER, for the most part, it's just talk. Bring me the heads of those who've made life changing moves/decisions/actions, based solely upon what they saw on the screen. And, bring me the film(s) that were responsible for said changes. No assumptions and conjectures allowed... facts only.

    And, don't speak for others.

  • mawon | March 19, 2013 11:19 AM

    And I'm saying, what difference does it make if no one can give an example to your ridiculous request: Bring me the heads of those who've made life changing moves/decisions/actions, based solely upon what they saw on the screen. And, bring me the film(s) that were responsible for said changes. No assumptions and conjectures allowed... facts only.

    Because if you concede that films i.e. media influence people then you don't have to go to this extreme to justify criticisms against Tyler Perry or any other artists fond of stereotypes.

  • CareyCarey | March 18, 2013 11:26 PM

    " I never tried to "qualify" or even quantify the degree of media influence." ~ Ms. MaWon

    Bingo! Now you have arrived. And, like a newborn baby, you had come alive. You had a rebirth of thought... UNTIL--> "If you passed by my examples of how media can shift group attitudes".

    To that I say waah waah waah, talk-talk-talk, blah-blah-blah, conjecture-conjecture, please pass the peas. One more again, miss me what the sociologist's mumble jumble. TO WHAT DEGREE will any external influences guide YOUR actions, in the past or in the future? That poignant question has apparently eluded you. I've never EVER said movies and media have no effect whatsoever on our society. I did say we are giving way to much power to "movies", specifically, movies made and directed by Tyler Perry.

  • mawon | March 18, 2013 10:34 PM

    LOLOLOLOL! Alright, you know it's time to back out of an argument when people start getting delusional. Painted myself into a corner? Nah, negro. I never tried to "qualify" or even quantify the degree of media influence. If you passed by my examples of how media can shift group attitudes, well that's between you and your 3rd grade reading teacher. Oh I forgot though, Dr. CC thinks he knows more than sociologists. This is a fucking joke, man.

  • CareyCarey | March 18, 2013 9:08 PM

    Geeeez, every time Ma Won.... every time you come with that nonsense, I am going to re-post my position. That's right, when you say this--> "Why can't you accept that movies and media influence us", I will repeat what I've been saying for the last week and five times today--> " To agree with the notion that Tyler's films are a contributing factor to racism, misogamy and/or the dividing of our race, is pure nonsense. That's what I AM saying. I've never EVER said movies and media have no effect whatsoever on our society. I did say we are giving way to much power to "movies", specifically, movies made and directed by Tyler Perry".

    Now Ma Won, please slow down. I understand you frustration and confusion. You're having a very difficult time trying to qualify the degree of "influence" a movie, or group of movies has on a person or society as a whole. I understand your pain. You've painted yourself in a corner and now you have nowhere to go. Just try to relax. If this helps, I am "influenced" by every stimuli that I come in contact with. HOWEVER, the optimum words are TO WHAT DEGREE will those influences guide my actions? Hell, you watch brawling housewives. I am sure it stimulates/influences your thoughts to some degree. Geeeez, NOW do you understand what you're missing? I hope you do. It's so sad to see you making up arguments, only to chase your own tail.

  • mawon | March 18, 2013 7:24 PM

    You are so ridiculous. I'm really trying to figure out of you're trolling right now. That's the only explanation for this nonsense.

    Nobody ever said that one movie changes a person's life. You're talking in extremes, which is a sign of simplistic thought. Why can't you accept that movies and media influence us? They don't necessarily dictate our actions, but they influence our perspective on the world. You can accept this fact without believing that watching one movie changes a person wholly. You can accept this fact without putting it above our personal life experiences. Obviously seeing a film about a violent black man isn't going to be as powerful as being attacked by one. That doesn't negate the importance of criticizing the images we are subjected to constantly.

    You may not believe that Tyler Perry's movies are perpetuating racism. That's fine. Refute with your own interpretations of his work. But it's idiotic to respond with "Well it's just a movie!! No big deal folks!" Cause this is a forum about movies, so people are going to discuss it. It's not like anybody's campaigning to get his director's license pulled. They are criticizing and discussing just like you are. It's also pretty dumb to say, "well there are violent black men. It's not like he's making it up." Because we all know this. The issue with stereotypes is a lack of diverse representation. Not that the said representation is a completely lie, but that it imposes a single story on a whole group of people. There are greedy jews and crackhead black mothers and asexual Asian men. That doesn't mean that has to be the only story we hear about 'em. Because that supports racism. End of story.

  • truth | March 18, 2013 5:44 PM

    OH MY GOD is right. You kiss Tyler's ass like he sent you a check. Give it a rest asshole.

  • CareyCarey | March 18, 2013 4:58 PM

    OH MY GOD is right... there you go again putting words in my mouth.

    So YOU say Tyler Perry portrays the black man as an evil usurper of woman. Really... how so, and even though you believe that true, so.... and? And what, those monsters don't exist? Spare me, Tyler Perry didn't create those brutal men, look out your window, or look in your family tree. Please, lets keep this real. Who's fooling who?

    What I've repeated said is the notion that Tyler Perry's films is a significant adjunct to corrupting the minds of Americans is complete poppycock.

    Now, look there -- AGAIN -- and I think you'll find it fair (exactly what I said-->"juxtapose his [Tyler Perry's or any filmmaker's] messages/themes/films with the world around you. Then come back and talk about which [ The film(s) or reality] has the MOST lasting and SIGNIFICANT affect/impact on any human's life?"

    So Ms. Mawon, don't twist it, confuse it or cloud the issue. To agree with the notion that Tyler films are a contributing factor to racism, misogamy and/or the dividing of our race, is pure nonsense. That's what I AM saying. I've never EVER said movies and media have no effect whatsoever on our society. I did say we are giving way to much power to "movies", specifically, movies made and directed by Tyler Perry. And again, to this day (as I've said many times) nobody has rendered an example that suggests otherwise. What they (the happy gullible followers) have presented is talk-talk-talk, blah-blah-blah, conjecture-conjectures and more unsubstantiated opinions.

  • mawon | March 18, 2013 3:54 PM

    Omg, it's not a stretch of the imagination that Perry's works are colorist and anti-black men. And watching Basketball Wives is not the same as defending it. That's called complex thought. I am entertained by Tyler Perry movies, but I am critical of them at the same damn time.

    I brought up minstrel shows because of your assertion that movies and media have no effect whatsoever on our society. I'm starting to think you're playing dumb on purpose. Because like you said up above, it's hard for humans to admit when they're wrong. *tear*

  • CareyCarey | March 18, 2013 3:34 PM

    DAMN man... I mean woman, I thought you was a DUDE. But, although I said I was done here, your comment can be addressed by referring you to my comment to DONNADARA | MARCH 18, 2013 2:09 PM.

    If you look there you'll find if fair. Because truth be told, absolutely nothing in any of my numerous comments would suggest that I was implying this-->"let's bring back minstrel shows. Let's put Quvenzhane in blackface and have her tap dance around a pretty, white girl"

    Are you serious? So that's how you would define Tyler's works? Come on woman, let it lay. You're stretching the boundaries a wee bit too much. Anyway, please read my comment to DONNADARA and see if we can agree on something, today. I mean, you admit to watching Basketball Wives (episode after episode) but for some odd reason you believe it's right to denigrate Tyler and HIS films!? Hmmmmm... in your house, one plus one is not adding up "right"?

  • mawon | March 18, 2013 3:11 PM

    You can not possibly believe what you've been typing. You just can't. So let's bring back minstrel shows. Let's put Quvenzhane in blackface and have her tap dance around a pretty, white girl. What possible effect can that ever have on anybody ever? The wool over my eyes is supported by whole sociological disciplines and millions of dollars spent on case studies of mass media influence. The wool over your eyes is based on your backwards ass logic and your desire to justify your love of Tyler Perry.

    We all have guilty pleasures, CC. I'm one of those black women who sat my ass on the couch watching episode after episode of Basketball Wives. But I am fully aware of how that show is contributing to prejudice against black women. I would never show my ass and say otherwise.

  • truth | March 18, 2013 2:29 PM

    Carey you sound like a fucking idiot. No one takes you seriously. Go fuck yourself.

  • CareyCarey | March 18, 2013 2:27 PM

    "Cause you sounding hella basic right now."

    Cause you, you're part eggplant. You're so entrenched in your position that you fail to see that you're standing in quicksand. That's something only a blind man would do.

    But you were beginning to make a little sense (and supporting my position) when you said-->" One sexist horror movie isn't going to create a rapist. But a culture..."

    HOLD IT! Stop right there. My point exactly. But you continue to tie Tyler Perry to a "culture" of evil? MILLIONS would beg to differ with you.

    So it looks like another love TKO. We're done here. If you wish to continue to frame an argument on "mass media" and the effects it has on the subconsciousness mind, have at it. It's yo thang, do what YOU wanna do, I can't tell you how to spin your wool. But, mind you, you can't pull the wool over my eyes.

    But before I go... and before you fall too deep into your sinking soggy marsh, lets visit one more of your conjectures that proved my point:

    "Who knows what concrete effect "Philadelphia" had on individual people. It was one work out of many that humanized gay issues. And who knows what concrete effect "Birth of a Nation" had on individual's prejudices"

    DING-DING-DING! HELLO! Isn't that what I've been saying the entire time? **Now, borrowing a line from the Isley Brother's "Hello It's Me"**:

    Hello, it's me,
    I've thought about this for a long, long time
    Maybe I think too much but something's wrong
    Something you said here doesn't stand too tall.

  • mawon | March 18, 2013 1:34 PM

    You're not making any sense, and you're discrediting whole sections of sociology. You want an example of how one movie changed one person, but anybody with basic knowledge of the effects of mass media knows that it's a whole culture at work in a person's attitudes and mass media can shift group attitudes. Who knows what concrete effect "Philadelphia" had on individual people. It was one work out of many that humanized gay issues. And who knows what concrete effect "Birth of a Nation" had on individual's prejudice. Or how many people were converted to the Nazi party after watching "Triumph of the Will." We do know that they contributed to a culture, supporting and even growing attitudes already in existence. The same with Tyler Perry in all his coonery.

    And I dare you to challenge me about media's role in the Civil Rights movement. Or the backlash against Vietnam. You don't know what I know, negro. So fall back on that one. You talk about reading comprehension, I said media. Not movies solely. My point is that images in mass media have had a documented influence. Teenagers being attacked by police dogs is a powerful ass image. That's how MLK won the public's support and had he not won that, Jim Crow South would not have fallen as rapidly as it did. Television was at the heart of the non-violent strategy.

    You want to hear an anecdote about a person who watched one movie and was changed forever. Well that shows an extremely simplistic understanding of how media works. One sexist horror movie isn't going to create a rapist. But a culture, including several horror movies and tv shows and news programs and advertisements all with the same image of sexualized violence, can create a rapist. Like a filmmaker operating under a racist system with the news saying "black men are violent," and tv shows saying "black men are violent" and other movies saying "black men are violent," to go ahead and create films saying the same exact thing is doing his part in supporting and perpetuating a group prejudice.

    Why don't you go check out some sociology books before you continue this argument, dude. Cause you sounding hella basic right now.

  • CareyCarey | March 18, 2013 12:49 PM

    Mawon, FIRST AND FOREMOST, this is not true--> "The Civil Rights movement was all about media and the power of images. Same with the backlash against the War in Vietnam"

    Aside from that, you obvioulsy missed this--> "bring me the film(s) that were responsible for said changes. No assumptions and conjectures allowed... facts only. And, don't speak for others."

    In short, granted, images "count" but you have not submitted one thread of evidence that addresses my concerns. Listen, your comment was filled with conjectures mammy. The social change that you referred to was the result of a HOST of DYNAMICS, the least of which were movies! In reference to the Vietnam war (of which I know something about) what movie changed the politics/attitudes of our leaders in Washington DC? Bring THAT to the table. I bet you can't do it?

    So delving further into your conjectures and ambiguities, what film/movie persuaded President Lyndon B. Johnson to sign The Civil Rights Act of 1964? Exactly, I doubt that you know anything about that part of history. It was not remotely related to a movie?

    So again, one more time, for those who are missing the point... NO assumptions and conjectures allowed... facts only. And, don't speak for others. In essence, bring a movie that significantly changed YOUR view/attitude/perception of people, places or things (since we're talking about Tyler Perry's films, you should stick to "people") that consequently inspired you to adjust or change your bigoted or racist ways? I mean, certainly you understand that you can not speak for others? There is no way in hell that you know the exact dynamics (the entire thought process, images, information, references, study, etc) that were used to inspire the alleged change you referred to. I know this... without a doubt... it certainly wasn't a single Tyler Perry film.

    So Mawon, since you forced my hand, let's do this one more time for the hard of hearing and near-sighted followers... " they [movies]may get people talking, bitching, complaining and yes... "criticizing" the images on the screen. HOWEVER, for the most part, it's just talk. Bring me the heads of those who've made life changing moves/decisions/actions (including you Mawon, and "governments"), based solely upon what they saw on the screen. And, bring me the film(s) that were responsible for said changes. No assumptions and conjectures allowed... facts only

  • mawon | March 18, 2013 11:51 AM

    Hold up. Are you trying to say that all sociological interpretations of media representations are pointless? Or that media has no effect on populations? Do you really believe that? You can't possibly believe that. Then why do governments bother with propaganda films? What's the point of advertisements? Or social issue documentaries?

    In one generation the attitudes against homosexuals in this country have transformed from Ellen floating into obscurity to countless openly gay public figures whose sexuality has had little impact on their public influence. That's media. And film has a huge part in that. The Civil Rights movement was all about media and the power of images. Same with the backlash against the War in Vietnam.

    Images do matter. You'll never find a person that'll say "I hate my dark skin because Tyler Perry always puts evil dark-skinned men in his films." It's a subconscious effect that is buttressed by a society full of these images already. Obviously Perry isn't solely responsible for self-hate in our communities. More than likely he's a product of it himself. But his movies have done their part in perpetuating these ideals, and it's up to us who recognize the game to give him hell for it. So that maybe one day the media will stop actively working to put down our men, but instead to empower them and instill some self-esteem. So that like the attitudes against homosexuals transformed, so can the attitudes against brothers. And if that happens? The effects would immeasurable. An end to the killing of unarmed black youth by police. An end to the mass incarcerations. These are all caused by a group prejudice. And group prejudice can be reversed. So fuck Tyler Perry and all the rest of the mother fuckers who see dark-skinned bodies as violent, worthless animals.

  • Miles Ellison | March 17, 2013 11:30 PM

    The point was that there is always criticism from everybody about how they're portrayed. Perry is living in a bubble if he thinks the criticism of his brand of entertainment is somehow unprecedented. As silly as some people thought the criticism of The Sopranos and other mafia-themed entertainment was, it was never dismissed as PC looniness. The issue was seriously discussed and debated. It reached the point where a creator of content was prefacing shows with disclaimers, so it had some effect. When was the last time the contributions of black women were extolled before an episode of Basketball Wives or Love & Hip Hop?

  • Miles Ellison | March 17, 2013 3:05 PMReply

    "I've never seen Jewish people attack Seinfeld and say "this is a stereotype," I've never seen Italian people attack The Sopranos. It's always black people and I'm sick of it from us." ~Tyler Perry

    Actually, it's not only black people. Many Italian-Americans have attacked The Sopranos for being stereotypical. While that show was on, there was a pitched battle in the media between the creators of that show and Italian-American groups who criticized the image it portrayed. There was similar criticism of The Godfather and Goodfellas. When NBC aired a miniseries called The Gangster Chronicles years ago, there was so much criticism from Italian-American groups that the network took the unprecedented step of airing a statement praising the contributions of Italians to American culture before every installment.

    There was a firestorm of criticism of the Jersey Shore reality show from not only Italian-Americans, but from New Jersey residents as a whole. Mainly because no one (other than people actually from New Jersey) ever pointed out that most of the obnoxious people on the show were actually New Yorkers.

    There has been criticism from Asian-American groups about the stereotyping of Asians in Two Broke Girls.

    There has been criticism from the white governor of West Virginia about the portrayal of the state's residents in the MTV show Buckwild.

    There was A LOT of criticism from Jewish anti-defamation groups when The Passion of the Christ was released. And Seinfeld has been criticized as stereotypical, but it's popularity muted a lot of that criticism.

    There was a firestorm of criticism of the ABC show Work It when the Puerto Rican character talked about selling drugs to make ends meet. There was so much controversy that the actor issued an apology.

    Whether the criticism of Tyler Perry's work is legitimate or not is certainly a matter of opinion. What's not a matter of opinion is the fact that other ethnic groups besides black people criticize how they're portrayed in entertainment. It just gets dismissed when black people do it.

  • Bee | March 17, 2013 3:24 PM

    Thank you! Exactly.

  • BluTopaz | March 17, 2013 3:12 PM

    "It just gets dismissed when black people do it.

    ITA with your entire comment, and a lot of that dismissing/enabling comes from Black people like TP supporters.

  • CareyCarey | March 17, 2013 2:05 PMReply

    OH LORD... "Tyler Perry is a Black dysfunction porn pimp. He thinks that because he's so dysfunctional that all Black people are as well" ... "Tyler films are only for the church crowd" ... "Because in TP's world one sure way to corrupt a Black woman is to give her more than a high school education. I loathe TP" ... "working-class black audiences flock to Perry’s movies to experience two hours of what they know they won’t actually have. It’s wish-fulfillment, an opportunity for audiences to lose themselves in a world where everyone is beautiful (especially the men)" ... "Perry’s films and television shows, are "coonery and buffoonery" ... "Tyler Perry portrays the black man as an evil usurper of woman" ...

    STOP-STOP-STOP! Just freakin" STOP! Is all that right? Well let me tell you a thang or two. I get so tired of negros who watch a movie, and then cry about how it makes "us" look.

    Give me a freaking break! First, they're damn movies, okay. They're one story in time. One of a thousand avenues in which one could draw a conclusion and/or opinion on any number of topics including race, sexual abuse, politics, comedy, relationships or rather or not the Miami Heat will win the NBA Championship. Depending on who you ask, it's highly probably, that after the viewing of one movie, a mega-ton of thoughts will ensue. So lets listen to what Tyler has to say about all this nonsense, bullsh*t and poppycock.


    "I’ve never seen Jewish people attack Seinfeld and say "this is a stereotype," I've never seen Italian people attack The Sopranos, I've never seen Jewish people complaining about Mrs. Doubtfire or Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie. I never saw it. It's always black people…and I'm sick of it from us." ~Tyler Perry

    You tell 'em Tyler. If it was up to me, I might not be as apologetic nor politically correct. I mean, I might jump in my "fk you bag" and say, "Blow it out your ass! Yeah, that's what I said, find a clue and some toilet paper to wipe the brown off your academics visceral and intellectual criticism asses."

    But today, taking the high road, I am simply going to ask a question. What is the definitive answer to what is the purpose of movies in general? (Fill in the blank) Movies are designed to________________.

    1. Tell a story
    2. Send a message
    3. Inspire thought
    4. Vicariously live through the on-screen characters
    5. Inspire laughter
    6. Deliver Propaganda
    7. Afford the viewer the opportunity to escape life's more depressing moments
    8. Allow the audience the opportunity to experience sights and sounds that they've never experience and are unlikely to ever experience
    9. Teaching tool
    10 Affirm one's beliefs
    11. Entertain... if only for 2 hours
    12. Inspire conversation
    13. Promote jobs
    14. Be used as a source of income
    15. Be a vehicle for a family night out or date night.
    16. Be loved and admired as a simple artistic expression
    17. *other

    Considering the above list, at any given time and place, would "your" choice/options remain static? I don't think so, but before you answer, should we consider all the different genres of films? I believe each have a different purpose.

    Melodramas
    Fantasy films
    Gangster films
    Heist films
    Historical films
    Hood films
    Horror films
    Musicals
    Race films
    Road movies
    Romance films
    Satirical films
    Rom0coms
    Science fiction films
    Self-reflexive film
    Social guidance films
    Sports films
    Spy films
    Teen films
    Thrillers films
    Dance films
    Disaster films
    Documentaries
    Dramas
    Erotica
    Action
    Adventure
    Science fiction
    Thrillers
    War films
    Westerns

    Just to name a few of the more than 100 categories of film genres... not to mention the numerous subcategories. So I am left to wonder if the conversations would change if the critical film viewers would open their minds, take a deep breathe (because they're obviously smelling each others hot breathe living in that tight box) and think before they render a verdict on what Tyler is suppose to be doing or is not doing. And then, juxtapose his messages/themes/films with the world around you. Then come back and talk about which has the most lasting and significant affect/impact on any human's life.

  • Akimbo | March 17, 2013 10:58 AMReply

    Dialogue is weak as usual, but Jurnee Smollett sure is acting the hell out of it. Can't tell if it's going to be a valiant effort on her part or just comical. That "he just lit my soul on fire" face she made would have been perfect…if the guy had actually said something sexier than "I dream about you."

  • Nadell | March 17, 2013 7:14 PM

    Totally agree. Smollett is my favorite actress; she has the caliber of some veterans who have been in the industry 40+ years and though I am extremely excited for her leading role - and a grown woman role- I am a bit apprehensive with wanting to see this film because it is the cookie cutter, repetitive 'Perry' film.
    After he said "I dream about you" I slightly chuckled - his revelation amused me. Nothing of that statement oozed with passion, however, Smollett's reaction overflowed with passion. Not sure if they were aiming for a laughable moment but it tickled me....

  • Guyver | March 16, 2013 11:32 PMReply

    Lol, hahaha. My God who writes this dialogue... big bird? Once again, typical rehashed plot from about four or five of his other films, painting African Americans as nothing more than a bunch of cheating, deceitful human beings with no other aspirations.

    I'll take a stab at the plot here... A Black woman has a good man, a good job and family life... but is still somehow unappreciative and unsatisfied with life. Then some rich clown with a sixpack comes along with not much to offer outside of taking advantage of some other man's simple minded wife.

    He hits it once or twice and all of a sudden she feels alive again, and plays her husband out for the new clown only to realize that the new clown just wanted the draws and nothing more. By the time she realizes the error of her ways, the husband wants nothing to do with her and she realizes that he life wasn't so bad before... there is a come to Jesus moment and the husband forgives her... the end. Wow... cutting edge storytelling, so fresh and original.

    It's 2013 and while the rest of the world gets movies about Superheroes, Famous figures and Fantasy Action Films, we are still being shoveled this crap. When will our filmmakers evolve and show us in another light? When will the world be shown that we are capable of saving the world and being Supermen like our counterparts. We have to tell bigger, better stories about ourselves... or no one will. I don't care who doesn't like this post... truth is truth.

  • urbanauteur | March 18, 2013 12:23 PM

    @GUYVER, your poignant comments are on fire!!!!..;-)

  • Bee | March 17, 2013 3:28 PM

    You are all completely right. I would only add to Guyver's last paragraph: "superwomen and supermen." That said, thanks for you guys'/gals' great comments!

  • Sweeta | March 17, 2013 12:09 PM

    "Because in TP's world one sure way to corrupt a Black woman is to give her more than a high school education. I loathe TP."

    You are SOOO right. I totally sense some resentment for BW with degrees on the part of TP. It's apparent in all his films.

  • saadiyah | March 17, 2013 1:12 AM

    I'm right here with you Guyver. TP likes to beat people over the head (repeatedly) with his simplistic moral tales and teachings. Almost everyone damn person I know who enjoys TP films always says the movie had a good "message." Miss me with that.

    Only thing I didn't agree you with is instead of this, "A Black woman has a good man", it should be "A COLLEGE EDUCATED Black woman has a good man." Because in TP's world one sure way to corrupt a Black woman is to give her more than a high school education. I loathe TP.

  • kirk | March 17, 2013 12:17 AM

    Damn, gotta take a bow to the best comment of S & A in 2013 thus far. To some the truth may hurt, but it is what it is. And 'Why did I get married...' is on right now. So sad seeing all those actors not utilizing their talent. One day Guyver....one day....

  • CareyCarey | March 16, 2013 4:04 PMReply

    "when some of us (not all of us, obviously) see his name in front of the title of any film, and we might be taking that *baggage* with us into the theater" ~ Tambay

    MIGHT... be taking that baggage with you!? Shiiiiiiit, you guys (some of you, obviously) couldn't hide or run from your "critical" film watchers baggage, even if they were passing out $200 and a bucket of fried chicken to everyone who said they loved the film. Nope, the sandman would appear and usher y'all right out of the theater. Do not pass GO nor pick up yo' 200 dollars and don't put your hands on nay chicken wang.

    But Sergio, come on man, tell me it ain't so? Looking at those pouting ruby red lips, smooth luscious brown skin and sensual gaze, you mean to tell me you'd kick her out of your bed? Nawl man, you ain't tellin' the whole story.

    I can't help but believe an old player like you would rock that cradle. Shiiiiit, I know I'd put on my best pimp-stroll and invite her to my humble abode. I'd even order a pizza and rent an XBox 360 to make her feel right at home.

    But Sergio, come on, tell us the "right" story. Play it to the end. Tell us how at first you'd be hesitant to make your move because she reminded you of your great-great-great granddaughter... but temptation got the best of you, leading you to breaking out your best old school player lines. I can hear you now...

    If I was your girlfriend, would u remember 2 tell me all the things u forgot to tell your man?
    Hey, if I was your man or your best friend, would u let me take care of u and do all the things that only a real man can? If I was your girlfriend, boyfriend or man, would u let me dress u, I mean, help u pick out your clothes before we go out? Not that you're helpless, but sometimes, sometimes, those are the things that being in loves about. Sometimes I trip on how happy we could be, if only for one night. Please! (I had to throw a little Luther in there)

    So Sergio, is that in you? I'm sure it is, so stop frontin'. :-)

  • COMMENT POLICE | March 18, 2013 11:44 AM

    I UNDERSTAND; NO PASSY THE PAPER BAG TEST, CAREY CAREY NO DO.

  • CareyCarey | March 18, 2013 11:21 AM

    *LOL* Nope Comment Police, I am NOT doing you today. :-)

    But Mawon, thanks man, I'm glad someone else checked Sergio. He was referring to Jurnee Smollett (that 27 year old WOMAN) like he was Bojangles and she was little Shirley Temple.

  • COMMENT POLICE | March 18, 2013 11:00 AM

    BETWEEN THIS, HIS SALIVATING OVER LOLO JONES, & PAULA PATTON, IT'S CLEAR THAT DEAR OLD CC LIKES 'EM NUBILE & LIGHT SKINNED. THAT'S WHY HE RIDES SO HARD FOR TYLER PERRY: THEY GOT THE SAME TASTES IN DIFFERENT GENDERS.

  • mawon | March 18, 2013 10:13 AM

    Yeah, this is such a non-issue. She's a grown ass woman. Just because you can't get pass your image of her in Eve's Bayou, she's supposed to stay in demure roles to protect her fragile innocence? That's pretty paternalistic and sexist.

  • CareyCarey | March 16, 2013 6:07 PM

    Spare me the slow drag, Sergio. Jurnee Smollett is TWENTY SEVEN YEARS OLD! She's acting in a provocative and "sexually" charged film, yet you're up in here clutching your pearls. So miss me with that mess and stop frontin'.

    And Blutopaz, the words "pimp stroll" is a saying (some might call it a euphemism) that simply expresses a man's cool walk. It has been used to define our president's walk and Denzel's gate.

    But yes, I have been in front, and in, gambling joints and other places of ill repute.
    ** shrugging shoulders**

    It's true, I've been in dope houses, correctional institutions and a few women's beds that I had no business resting my head. And, I've been to my daughter's graduation, my grandmother & mother's kitchen and church pews, and in all those places, I had my walk.

    **still shrugging my shoulders with a quizzical look on my face?**

    So hold hands with Sergio and talk about a time called NOW.

  • BluTopaz | March 16, 2013 5:08 PM

    Agreeing with Sergio--Carey that comment has serious Chester implications, not cool. And "pimp stroll?" You sound like one of those nasty old men who hang out in front of the number running joint.

    ewww.

  • sergio | March 16, 2013 4:32 PM

    "I can't help but believe an old player like you would rock that cradle" That's a very perverse comment. That's implying some sort of improper relationship with an underage young girl. UGH! No. I have absolutely NO interest in rocking any cradle or "kicking someone out of bed" I've always hated that expression anyway. Smollett is too young, not worldly enough and not unbelievable for any kind of of 'smoldering" sexy role.

  • sergio | March 16, 2013 2:17 PMReply

    It's rated PG-13 so there's no way it's "the most provocative movie...sexually and otherwise" despite what the publicity says otherwise. And I still think that Smollett is still terribly miscast in the film. I still think of her as that child actress in Eve's Bayou. I want to say why didn't get an ADULT actress for the role? When I think of Smollett I don't think "sexy" I think "Sure I like to buy a box of your Girl Scout cookies"

  • mawon | March 18, 2013 10:09 AM

    The girl is 26. Let her grow as an actress. She can't stick with child-like roles forever. There's not much range there.

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