Sundays were made for mother-daughter days and today was no exception. The four of us, my mother and her three girls, braced ourselves to watch the movie For Colored Girls, based on Ntozake Shange’s award winning play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, to understand the intricate lives of women affected by deteriorating relationships and insurmountable challenges.
The all-star cast including, Janet Jackson, Thandie Newton, Whoopie Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose, Loretta Devine, Kimberly Elise, and Kerry Washington have proven themselves in individual projects as superb actresses, now raised doubts in my mind, and many others, of the movie’s credibility under the direction of Tyler Perry. Needless to say the movie was beautiful and awe-inspiring. Without ruining the film, it gave brilliant insight into the complexity and mannerisms of the women on screen that may parallel the women we encounter within our own lives that struggle from the same issues and addictions. In a nutshell, the film reminds me of a cross between the 1989 movie The Women of Brewster Place and Six Degrees of Separation, fusing a human web of lives effected by one another caught between grief and betrayal but united in the fragility of life and love.
My love is too fragile to be thrown back onto my face.
Below is the outfit I wore today on our movie date
I’ve had this jacket since high school! I added a fringe tassel to the sleeves
because I’ve always tried to disguise my short sleeves with delicate trim
because of my long arms.
Knit Sweater Puffer: Sweater Project
Charcoal Denim Blazer: Old Navy
Jeans: Imperial Star
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