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Movie ReviewsReviewsTroy's Rants’s Founder’s Take on For Colored Girls

I do not think For Colored Girls was a male bashing film. If anything, women could make a much better case for being offended. But I won’t presume to speak for the Sisters in this case — as very few I spoken with seem to mind.

My biggest complaint about the flick was that Ntozake’s poetry seems to have been shoehorned into the film. The movie seemed disjointed during the transition from the dialog to the soliloquies. If you were unfamiliar with the original play, you would have asked yourself, “what the heck is this character talking about” at least until you became accustomed to the technique.  Read the rest of my review:


Troy D. Johnson is the President, founder and webmaster of, LLC (The African American Literature Book Club). Launched in March of 1998, has grown to become the largest and most frequently visited website dedicated to books and films by and about people of African descent.