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. Written by
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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Also Known As:
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf
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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?
The original title of Ntozake Shange
's play is "for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf" (complete with the unorthodox capitalization, spelling, and punctuation). See more
Wait, wait, wait. Look, I got something to tell you. I only have about $80 on me.
What are you talking about?
That's all I have. If you want to go to the ATM, we can do that.
You think I'm a hooker?
I'm sorry. I'm drunk.
What is so funny?
I guess I'm just old-fashioned. What kind of woman picks a man up in a bar and brings him back to her place if she's not a hooker?
Written by Kevin Arline, Anthony Crawford
(as Anthony Shep Crawford), Kenya Ivey, Tavia Ivey, Montell Jordan
, Jimmy Russell and Antonio Santiago
Performed by Gladys Knight
Published by K Boogie Productions (ASCAP), Shep & Shep Music/Rondor-Universal Publishing (ASCAP), Kenyakeys Music (ASCAP), Tavia Joker Ivey Music (ASCAP), SydSkyCruz Publishing adm. by Bicycle Music (ASCAP), Professor Funk Music (ASCAP) and PM45productions (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Dream Merchant 21 and Shakeji, Inc. See more