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'For Colored Girls' Trailer Wows with Whoopi, Janet, Thandie, Anika Noni and More... Video

'For Colored Girls' Trailer Wows with  Whoopi, Janet, Thandie, Anika Noni and More... Video

The trailer has dropped for the Tyler Perry helmed For Colored Girls and it’s ruled by strong actresses, all acclaimed in their own right including Whoopi Goldberg, Thandie Newton, Janet Jackson, Phylicia Rashad, Kerry Washinton, Kimberly Elise and Loretta DeVine.

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The trailer has dropped for the Tyler Perry helmed For Colored Girls and it’s ruled by strong actresses, all acclaimed in their own right.

Based on Ntozake Shange’s 1975 play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, the film adaptation, directed by Perry, whose oft singular depiction of women on film has given pause to writers at sites like Jezebel.com, has a lot to live up to.

But judging from the trailer, the film looks like it will do justice to the revered stage version with a heavy-hitting cast including EGOT --Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony—winner Whoopi Goldberg; the film version of Beloved alumnae Thandie Newton and Kimberly Elise; original Dreamgirl and Waiting to Exhale breakout Loretta DeVine; stage, television and movie star Phylicia Rashad, Last King of Scotland and Golden Globe nominee for Ray Kerry Washington; Dreamgirls the movie star Anika Noni Rose; and pop diva who really knows how to bare her exceptional acting chops Janet Jackson.

Perry has carved a name for himself directing comedies including the Madea’s Family Reunion franchise, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Meet the Browns and the decidedly more sobering The Family that Preys.

For Colored Girls is set for a Nov. 10 release.

 

 

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Tracy E. Gilchrist

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.