'For Colored Girls' coming to film

'For Colored Girls' coming to film

If you haven't read the legendary stage play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, pick it up today.

Published April 1, 2009

bb_coloredgirls If you haven't read the legendary stage play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf , pick it up today. The play, which was written by Ntozake Shange , is one of the most important pieces in American theater. For Colored Girls debuted in 1975, dealing with abortion, rape and relationships. Structured as a collection of 20 poems, the cast is only named by the colors in the rainbow (Lady in White, Lady in Brown, Lady in Blue). For Colored Girls was a PBS special in 1982, starring Alfre Woodard and Lynn Whitfield .

Lionsgate recently acquired the rights to make the play a movie. Considering the heavy content, which is still relevant today, I hope whoever signs on to do the film picks passionate, trained and seasoned actresses. I don't want to see a long music video.

I can imagine every Black actress will be clamoring for this movie. Taraji P. Henson , Paula Patton , Regina King , Sophie Okonedo and the up and coming Nicole Baharie would be good choices. Also, I'd like to see what someone like Meagan Good could do with a good role if given a chance.

Written by Clay Cane

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