For Colored Girls (2010)
Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf
For Colored Girls movie synopsis: Structurally, For Colored Girls is a series of 20 poems, collectively called a choreopoem. It is performed by a cast of seven women characters, each of whom is known only by a color: Lady in Yellow, Lady in Purple, etc. The poems deal with love, abandonment, rape, and abortion, embodied by each woman's story, i.e. Lady in Blue's visceral account of a woman who chooses to have an abortion, and Lady in Red's tale of domestic violence. The end of the play brings together all of the women for a laying on of hands, in which Shange evokes the power of womanhood as the Lady in Red begins the mantra I found God in myself/and I loved her/I loved her fiercely.
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Cast:Tyler Perry, Janet Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad, Jurnee Smollett, Kimberly Elise