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?
In the original play, the characters did not have names, and were known instead by the colors of their costumes: "Lady in Red", "Lady in Purple", "Lady in Blue", "Lady in Yellow", etc. Although the movie's characters do have names, both the movie and its advertising continue the color-theming of the characters. See more
Being alive and being a woman is all I got, but being colored is a metaphysical dilemma I haven't conquered yet.
You Know (I'm At It Again)
Written by Michael Greene, Eric Olson, Ric Robbins and Nathaniel Lee Thacker
Performed by Soul P
Published by Position Music Publishing (ASCAP), Mixed Metaphor Music (BMI), Butter Hits Music (BMI) and Incorporated Elements Music (ASCAP)
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