The movie is based on Ntozake Shange's play "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf." Unlike the original play which featured only 7 women known by colors performing the collection of 20 poems, the movie has given each of the 20 characters names. Each of the poems deal with intense issues that particularly impact women in a thought-provoking commentary on what it means to be a female of color in the world.
Many voices. One poem.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for some disturbing violence including a rape, sexual content and language
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5 November 2010 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $19,497,324,
7 November 2010, Wide Release
Gross USA: $37,721,949, 16 January 2011
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
Janet Jackson's character's name is Jo, which is Jackson's second middle name in real life, Janet Damita Jo Jackson. See more
When the "Lady in Green", Loretta Devine, does her solo of "Someone took my stuff" because her boyfriend walked out on her; she has on two different green earrings. See more
Being alive and being a woman is all I got, but being colored is a metaphysical dilemma I haven't conquered yet.
Written by Zaki Ibrahim and Pranan Injeti
Performed by Zaki Ibrahim
Published by Iqra Music Inc. (PRS) and EMI April Music, Inc.
o/b/o EMI April Music (Canada) Ltd./Chin's Chunes Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Iqra Music Inc. under license to Sony Music Entertainment Canada, Inc. See more