For Colored Girls

10 Nov

For me, this movie is a beautiful interpretation of the classic collection of short stories and the award-winning play (I say this and I admittedly have not read orexperienced either one). It was rich in colors, themes, characters and layers. The lyrical prose from Ntozake Shange is showcased as it intertwines the women’s connected lives. As an artist, I loved this, along with the layers of dialogue and vivid colors.

But make no mistake, it is not for the faint of heart. This re-telling of the lives of Black women features palpable pain. As a woman, a Black woman, pieces of each of their lives resonatedwithin a deep untouchable space.

I have only two of Shange’s works. As a writer, this one must be my next read.

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Posted by on November 10, 2010 in Family, Motherhood, Relationships, women


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