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For Colored Girls Campaign is Old-Fashioned

by Anne Thompson
October 4, 2010 1:15 AM
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Lionsgate has been talking about an Oscar campaign for Tyler Perry's screen adaptation of For Colored Girls (from Ntozake Shange's poetic 1975 hit Broadway play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide when the Rainbow is Enuf).

Their new poster is pastel-pretty but old-fashioned, and doesn't showcase the ensemble of eight top actresses, from Janet Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg and Thandie Newton to Anika Noni Rose, Kerry Washington and Kimberly Elise (in photo and trailer below). If you got, it flaunt it.

The movie opens November 5.

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7 Comments

  • D. Phillips | October 5, 2010 3:50 AMReply

    It's a re-interpretation of the original broadway production's poster:

    http://www.forcoloredgirlsbway.com/

    It's a pretty great campaign - the posters Clyde Owen referred to play up the amazing cast in the remake, while this one harks back to the original play.

  • Misty Petersen | October 5, 2010 3:43 AMReply

    I love the anonymous ambiguity of the poster art. Like the tagline says, "many voices. one poem" - I think it does a great job of conveying the everywoman facet of both the film and the original production. Looking forward to seeing it!

  • EV | October 5, 2010 3:39 AMReply

    I think the poster is intelligently done - the fact that it only alludes to the ensemble cast holds interest...remember that this isn't the only poster that has been released :)

  • LaFun | October 4, 2010 12:30 PMReply

    I can't wait for this one to come out, the cast is spectacular, and I'm a big fan of the original play. (and the key-art looks nice!)

  • Clyde Owen | October 4, 2010 8:29 AMReply

    I like this poster. I also like the posters that came out a couple of weeks ago with all of the cast members. I think they're neat. and not old-fashioned.
    http://www.latinoreview.com/news/-for-colored-girls-dishes-out-new-character-posters-and-a-trailer-11124

  • vamrse | October 4, 2010 7:36 AMReply

    WOW!!! The promo is wonderful, can't wait for the movie, as for the poster, yes I do remember seeing a poster akin to that years back, but it just make me want to see the movie more. Congrats Tyler Perry and bring it on.

  • gary | October 4, 2010 3:41 AMReply

    That Colored Girls posters hardly looks "old-fashioned" to me. It is bold, attention-getting but also possibly alien New York from years past.
    It is brave and possibly dangerous to not feature all the actresses but possibly there are contractual issues involved.

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