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For Colored Girls Campaign is Old-Fashioned

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood October 4, 2010 at 1:15AM

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).
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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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This article is related to: Awards, Genres, Independents, Marketing, Oscars, Drama, Lionsgate/Roadside


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.