5 Things “The Have And Have Nots” Has In Common With “Scandal”

…elitists’ dislike of Popular culture came from their dislike of the common man. They attacked their taste and cultural preferences since they no longer could openly express their disdain for the masses directly. One may feel that “the people is a great beast” but one cannot say so anymore. There was also a lingering resentment Read the full article…

Spoiler Alert:: Tyler Perry’s Temptation

It is entirely difficult for me to enter Perry’s Temptation without preconceived notions, assumptions, and a lack of suspended judgment. Perry introduces into most of his works a formulaic style, that –although seems to guarantee him financial success– doesn’t leave much for the imagination, nor does it leave room for those of us that like Read the full article…

For Colored Girls who appreciate Ntozake Shange AND Tyler Perry…

As per my request, our Asylum sister, @Chey_Marly_mom has once again blessed our humble Asylum with a posting. Please enjoy… I intended to read “For Colored Girls who have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf” the choreopoems by Ntozake Shange, before I went to see Tyler Perry’s film adaptation, “For Colored Girls”. Be that Read the full article…

For Colored People Who Don’t Pay To See Movies When Tyler Perry Directs Them

I haven’t been able to see the movie that Tyler Perry recently released because I haven’t found a copy of it online.(Periods don’t just end sentences) Since I knew that our long time friend of The Asylum, @AllTayo had seen the movie recently, I asked her to present her thoughts about it for us. When Read the full article…

Aaron McGruder’s Tyler Perry: Just Another Gay Joke From The Emasculated Black Man?

So, I stayed up and watched Boondocks last night, and I must say Aaron McGruder is trying to turn this season around something fierce. In the episode entitled,”Pause”, the show begins with the boys and Granddad watching a play. The play shows a man dressed like Tyler Perry’s Madea character walking on stage while a Read the full article…