Toure Calls Tyler Perry Movies 'Cinematic Malt Liquor'
1 year ago
Author goes on CNN and goes in on filmmaker
"Tyler Perry is definitely serving an audience that is underserved by Hollywood. Especially black southern women who do not see themselves at all in Hollywood fare. So, when he’s serving them movies where they appear to be in situations that are naturalistic and recognizable to them and definitely have that Christian message, I absolutely understand why my grandmother, my mother, and my aunts love this stuff, and my family down south, they love this stuff. I just can’t watch it without cringing because I’ve seen good movies and I know these are poorly made films."
To defend Perry, Dr. Boyce Watkins, though he has a problem with him wearing a dress, says that Perry is creating jobs. To that, Toure compared Perry to drug dealers who also supply jobs.
Toure also made it a point to compare his analysis of Perry's movies to the CBC and their criticism of President Obama. Guess living in a "post-racial" society means it's open season on other black folks.