Think Like A Man allegedly gets dissed in France along with Tyler Perry productions for lack of diversity.
By: Taren Vaughan
Comedy film Think Like A Man performed well at the box office in the U.S., bringing in approximately 33 million dollars in its opening week and remaining at the top for three straight weeks. As it is seeing much box office success here, the movie was allegedly banned in France for being too ethnic and lacking a diverse cast.
Will Packer, the film’s producer, came to the defense of the Black film industry as a whole, saying that French cinema lacks open-mindedness:
“Attaining successful international distribution is by far one of the biggest challenges facing filmmakers of colour. Surprising as it may be, the answer lies in the fact that the film has an all-black cast. French cinema is often pointed at for not fairly displaying all components of the country’s multiethnic population.”
It was said that the film was never scheduled to be released in France. Either way, the French’s response has many people angry and crying racism left and right.
Despite the fact that Think Like A Man was not his production, Tyler Perry’s name somehow made its way into this film controversy. Now he is being called out for his films being “too black.” Landing a role in a movie is hard to do, especially when it comes to actresses and actors of color. With that in mind, Tyler Perry is out here giving work to hungry Black women and men looking for their big break or established ones looking for another chance to shine. Supposedly, Kim Kardashian is set to star in one of his next films (epic fail in the making) so maybe that will get a few critics off his back.
So should Tyler Perry step outside of the box and add a little diversity to his casts?
Or keep on giving work to the brothers and sisters in the acting game?