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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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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[opening lines; all in voiceover
[as she dances
Dark phrases of womanhood, of never having been a girl. Half-note scattered without rhythm.
[as she waters her plants
... without rhythm. No tune distraught. Laughter falling over a black girl's shoulders. It's funny...
[as she cleans dust away with her broom
... funny. It's hysterical. The melodylessness of her dance. Don't tell nobody, don't tell a soul. She's dancing on beer cans and shingles.
[as she readies herself for bed
She's dancing on ...
Without a Fight
Written by Eric Bellinger
, Erika Nuri
and Harmony Samuels
Performed by Janelle Monáe
Mixed By Christopher Tito JustMusic Trujillo
Published by ERICB (ASCAP)/Writing Camp Music/Sony/ATV Tunes, LLC
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