Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Posted By on Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 12:32 PM


I know.

This is exactly what Mr. Perry wants.

He laid the bait. And I am eating it up.

But first, since he's all into dropping religion, allow me to make a confession.

I have seen every single Tyler Perry film. (Not the plays, and not the video adaptions of the plays...)

I watch them for my personal pleasure, not professional obligation.

I have never seen one in a theatre or with an audience. I have watched them all at home on DVD. (From my Netflix queue, NOT a pirated Kramer-special from the Five Points MARTA Station.)

I am actually a fan.

I find them alternately entertaining, challenging, beguiling, frustrating, hilarious, offensive, degrading, uplifting, empowering, formulaic, comforting and rewarding.

In many ways, I am proof positive of what Mr. Perry writes in this week's e-blast, a masterpiece of self-promotion, victimhood, and a motivational call-to-action: that he does have a “white” following."

So, here goes. This plea is SO emphatic, that I can't help but want to see the latest Madea in the theatre. If I make it to opening day, I'll let you know.

I took the bait. Hook. Line. Sinker.

Read it. It's like the siren's call.

I dare you not to want to see this film!


You know I don’t dwell in negativity. I try and stay above it, but I
wanted to say this to you. You and I both know that there are folks out
there that work overtime trying to keep people from seeing my movies. Even
though I don’t say anything, it doesn’t mean that I’m not aware of it.
They say all kinds of things about the films, Madea and me. They call me
everything, but a child of God. I even had someone tell me in a press
conference that I don’t have a “white” following. We all know that is not
true. Had they been on tour with me they would know White folks, Black
folks, Asian folks, Latin folks, Navajo folks, and everyone in between was
there laughing side-by-side having a good time.

It’s crazy the things people print without any facts. What is also
interesting is how hard they work to try and discourage you from going to
see my films, as if you don’t know what you enjoy. I’m sure you know what
I’m talking about!

But it’s okay, you know why? Because I know that they don’t get it! They
don’t get the spiritual side of this, they don’t get the folks that not
only laugh, but also get something out of it that they can use to make
their lives better. They don’t get that this is about more than making a
movie and telling a funny story. They don’t get that it’s about uplifting
and encouraging the soul. They don’t get that most of you have been with
me long before they knew who I was, and they don’t get that you have my
back. And to tell you the truth, it doesn’t matter if they get it or not,
as long as you do. I thank God for you every day. You know what you
enjoy, you know what makes you laugh and gives you a bit of uplift after
you’ve seen it. So come laugh with me this weekend with Madea.

MADEA’S BIG HAPPY FAMILY opens in theaters this Friday. You know how
important the first weekend is, so I sure hope you are planning to go out
and see it. I promise you, MADEA’S BIG HAPPY FAMILY is funnier than them
all. You will laugh ‘till you hurt, so take some aspirin to the movies
with you.

THIS LINE IS FROM MADEA (say it in your best Madea voice)
“All y’all that squirt a lil pee when you laugh, be careful!” ….LOL

I’ll be on the message board all weekend waiting to hear from you.


WEDNESDAY, April 20th, from 1:30 until 2:00pm Eastern, I will be taking
your questions live at this link http://tylerperry.com/live . I want to
talk about "House of Payne" and Madea. Who knows, she may even take your
questions. See you live Wednesday!

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