Friday, March 20, 2015

What's the problem with Tyler Perry Movies?

I think TP is talented and expressive, yet I also find his movies to be rather limited, and one dimensional. But the primary problem with his movies are the horrific depictions of bw. Case in point, in one movie, ( trying to remember which one, as they are all so much alike) He has a famous bw  actress playing a common baby Momma, and keep in mind, she did not just have one out of wedlock child, But THREE by 3 different men! In another movie, actually many BW are relegated to bitchy, subservient, fat slob, or other undesirable roles. Keep in mind, those of you who think "Oh it's just a movie-it doesn't matter!" That Image = reality for many people. They believe what they see most often. This is why other groups staunchly fight for their image like their lives depended on it. Because they have the sense to know what many silly AA don't know. The QUALITY  of your life often does indeed, depend on the images ppl hold in their minds, of you! The most blatant example of TP's internal (covert hatred) for bw was probably "The Family that preys together" If you will notice, He deliberately used many of the same actresses that were in "Something new" I'm sure he, like many bm hated that movie, and he decided to make a new bm version. You will notice that in the bm version, the handsome wm is only enjoying her sexually, and has no intentions of making her his Ms. (bm should know all about that) You will also notice that his wife comes into the hotel room and makes fun of her. Sanai Lathem (sp?) plays a beautiful executive who for some God forsaken reason marries some loser who basically wants her to pay for everything, steals her money (which only a fool would have put in a joint acct!) and slaps her bodily over a table when he finds out she is cheating on him. He uses her money (she got from her white lover) to start a successful business, takes their son, who is not biologically his, and leaves her with nothing. This is TP idea of a  happy ending. This is how he thinks it should go for bw. No love,  no good life, just left out in the cold...

Bw you must not allow racio-misogynistic men like TP determine how bw are portrayed. We must take our image in our own hands. We must refuse to give our money (keep in mind 70% of the wealth in the bc is in the pockets of BW! BW whole industries, companies, and businesses are built around your dollars! Learn to make your money work for you bw, refuse to tolerate ppl who demean, disparage, and disrespect you...