For Colored Girls

For Colored Girls is a 2010 drama film written, produced, and directed by Tyler Perry. It is based on the 1975 stage play,For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide when The Rainbow is Enuf by Ntozake Shange. It stars Janet Jackson, Thandie Newton, Whoopi Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose, and Loretta Devine. Based on the play by Ntozake Shange.


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.


Kimberly Elise as Crystal

Janet Jackson as Jo

Loretta Devine as Juanita

Thandie Newton as Tangie

Anika Noni Rose as Yasmine

Kerry Washington as Kelly

Tessa Thompson as Nyla

Phylicia Rashad as Gilda

Whoopi Goldberg as Alice

Michael Ealy as Beau Willie

Omari Hardwick as Carl

Hill Harper as Donald

Khalil Kain as Bill

Macy Gray as Rose