Actor/writer/producer/director Tyler Perry arrives at the premiere of Lionsgate’s and Tyler Perry’s ‘Good Deeds’ at the Regal Cinemas L.A. Live Stadium 14 on February 14, 2012, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Black woman having to overcome rape (For Colored Girls; I Can Do Bad All By Myself, Madea’s Family Reunion)
Mad black woman gets revenge on horrible husband (Diary of Mad Black Woman, Why Did I get Married and Madea’s Family Reunion)
No woman is complete until she has found a man to settle down with (Diary of a Mad Black Woman)
The scene where men from the movie (minus Tyler Perry) all have their shirts off. (Why Did I Get Married I & II )
Cross dressing gives you the ability to discipline (beat) children (Any film with Madea in them)
First boyfriend dark, better boyfriend light (I Can Do Bad All By Myself, Madea’s Family Reunion)
All lessons of self-improvement must be done through Christ (All Tyler Perry Movies)
Abusive or spiteful boyfriend / significant other. (Daddy’s Little Girls , The Family That Prays)
Lead character has an addiction or personal dilemma they must overcome before the movie ends. (I Can Do Bad All By Myself)
Old wise Matriarch passing down wisdom to young people (Madea’s Family Reunion, Diary of a Mad Black Woman)
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Tyler Perry is used to criticism. It’s part of the reason he’s been so wildly successful. The praise he gets from some and ridicule from others make Tyler Perry “the highest-paid man in all of entertainment“.
Perry has made over $100 million in four out of the last five years and has a net worth of over $350 million. He has made strides in helping the community, giving black actors roles and producing films for the black community, but its evident that the black community wants more.
Much of the flack Perry recieves comes from not painting blacks in a positive, uplifting light all of the time. Many reoccurring roles include a black woman needing the existence of a man to be strong or an overpowering presence of a matriarch to intervene with her wisdom. This slideshow compiled 10 storylines of popular Tyler Perry films.
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