Why Aren’t We Thanking Tyler Perry for Creating the Comedy of the year, A Fall from Grace?
What do people want from Tyler Perry?
This post is a transcript of this video.
The man who has gifted us with the comedy of the year and the fantasy film of the year (fantasy because you have to suspend belief), A Fall from Grace. The man has been a blessing unto all of us because he has gifted us with this comedy we didn’t even realize we wanted and needed in our lives. I mean, also he is a humanitarian. We’re talking about climate change, so he somehow went and found wayward straw in random landfills and made wigs from them. He is a genius! Tyler Perry is a resourceful human being.
Why should he have a writer’s room full of feedback and good opinions and ideas that are varying and a lot of logic? Why should this man do this? He doesn’t owe us that. I mean yes, he could employ more black people by not being the writer, director, arranger of music, producer, costume designer of his things. Sure, that’s an option. But who needs that? Really, why should he spend the millions of dollars that Netflix gave him to pay other people to do what they’re amazing at? What do we want from Tyler Perry, honestly? We are just asking for too much.
Why should we want excellence or even slightly good? Why? Everything does not have to be excellent. Even terrible is okay. We’re just asking for too much and we need to stop. Tyler is doing his absolute unbest to make sure that he creates art of whatever lackluster quality that he feels like, and that is his prerogative. We’re asking for too much. Okay?
Tyler Perry is a beacon of the black community who has built an empire, which he has. Why should we care if his empire is built creating substandard product? It is not our business and we need to face our front. Why would we want his characters to actually make sense as fully developed human beings? Why should we want somebody who plays an attorney in a movie of his to actually say she went to undergrad, not community college? Because apparently in the fantasy world of Tyler Perry Studios, you can go from community college to law school. Why should we want continuity? Why don’t you want to see a boom mic in a shot? Who needs extras that don’t look into the camera and break the fourth wall or drink air?
I don’t understand what people are complaining about. Why wouldn’t you shoot a movie in five days? Who has time? Six days? Who has time for that? I need to take the weekend off, and then the weekend after that, and the weeks after that. Why would I use more than five days to shoot a feature film? I think that’s overrated and I don’t see the point of it. Why should wigs ever make sense? Why would I not have a character who looks like he learned from Jermaine Jackson and that hair of tar? Why do hair hats have to make sense?
Why are we asking for so much of Tyler, this one singular man who has all the money in the world to create really good work? Why should we ask him to not do good stuff? Why should his audience, who he considers low brow, apparently, expect unlazy work? You know what? It’s our fault. It is our fault because we are clearly hyper critical of Tyler Perry. We’re asking this man to create films that show his growth as an artist since he’s been at this for over 20 years. We’re asking him to consider the idea that maybe him being his entire writer’s room is not okay.
We’re also asking him to maybe consider possibly not showing black women as bitter shrews and black men as cartoon villains, but why? Why should we do that? We’re asking too much of Tyler Perry, you guys. It’s our own fault, because that man has blessed us. He has blessed upon all of us the funniest film that you will see in 2020. I’ll tell you, I laughed so hard because A Fall from Grace was a comedy of errors. SO GOOD. By good, I mean so bad! I don’t even know why we’re complaining. Why are we complaining, when Tyler has blessed us with art of the lowest degree? We should be thankful. We should be grateful. We should just show him gratitude.
Do I recommend you watch A Fall From Grace? Absolutely. You might yell at the screen a couple of times. It’s considered a thriller, but I don’t understand because I already figured out the plot 20 minutes in, but it’s fine. It’s really fun to watch it with somebody who’s also going to laugh with you. It’s also fun to watch it yourself, but you need somebody to be like, did you just see this? It’s a good time.
We need more joy in these times, with impeachment stuff happening. Why not watch a film that is actually going to make you laugh until you cry? A film that at times, will confuse you with how little it tries to make sense. A film that takes itself so serious in spite of its commitment to nonsensical shenanigans. Bless it. Go watch it and be inspired that you’re being too hard on yourself.
And then come back and tell me how many questions you walked away with.
Shoutout to everyone who’s currently judging their FB friends who thought “that film” on Netflix was good. Now you can’t trust their taste on anything ever again. ????
Below are LuvvNation’s thoughts on this film and I have been HOWLING for a whole day over them:
Kofo: The BIGGEST question I have is “WHY DID THE LADY GET IN THE SHOWER WITH HER WIG?” sis, we all see that wig on your head, ????
Shannon: you can watch it or you can enjoy two hours, but you can’t do both. ????♀️
Brenda: chiiiiiiilllle! The hair was terrible! All that money he got, and he couldn’t hire a better wigologist? I mean dayum!
Kim H.: I quit watching because of the hair. I didn’t possess that much self discipline.
Tawanda: Go back and watch only the first minutes and the last 18 and I promise you won’t feel like you missed a thing..????????♀️
Luvvie: Making a film in 5 days means this wasn’t something done with care and purpose. They Jagged Edged a film. “We ain’t getting no younger we might as well film this.”=
Jalia: music ???? Meet us up on stage two in that bad wig. Let’s just film this! ????
Alex Lynne: you just made Jagged Edge into a verb and I hatechu ????
Anitra: Tyler looking at all this noise talmbout “challenge accepted!” And fitna release a 24 hour written, practiced, filmed and edited version for Easter. Chile.
LaShelle: It was exactly like those african films in the braid shop ????????
Kari W.: The courtroom scene with fade-ins to the lawyer lady shouting general legal phrases. “I object!” “Grounds for dismissal!” “Overruled!” “Leading the witness!”. Better writing could have occured if TP just binged watched a Law and Order marathon with the rest of us. Jesus please be a writer’s room…
Chesty: And I wish people would stop acting like we can’t root for TP and employing Black actors while simultaneously laughing at this film. I’m doing both!! ???????????? Mechad Brooks had a flat top. ???????????? I also have to keep remembering that these are stage actors crossing over to film. I still chuckled.
DeVon: I’m definitely doing both. Go TP! Also: sitcho ass down TP! ????????
Meena: The whole thing was upsetting. I’m still mad that I hate watched that damn movie. Also: ???????????? Jane Pittman and Claire Huxtable deserve better!
Shemika: I watched so I could participate in the conversation. I have PTSD now.
LaToya: I watched an interview TP did about his lack of writer’s room for his productions. I can only imagine the arguments when he had a writers’ room, which he described as “the worst time in his life.” I assume they wanted to write something good and he fought them on it bc he only has one story to tell over and over.
Crystal: Just because a movie can be made in 5 days doesn’t mean it SHOULD.
Anitra: I’m an Judge Judy, judge Hatchett and Justice Ginsberg on my timeline. The audacity of the whole written in a feverish, night sweaty dream and then filmed and edited and released in less than a fortnight of it all!!! Hmmmph!!
Daniell: And we don’t need the it’s sad black folks can’t support yapping…. Hush we did support! Sat through this wig apocalypse with glee and merriment!
Dawn W: This movie was shot last month. It’s like he got the deal from Netflix, forgot about it, then was like, “oh shit!”, made a few quick calls, and shot the film. This screams last minute science project.
Adenike: Yup! When you have until 11:59pm to turn that 12 page paper in that you knew about the first week of class. ????
Deidre: That Bobby Brown Don’t Be Cruel wig was the death of hope.
Kristin: I was entertained. But then, I also watch My 600lb Life…soooo I don’t think my vote counts. Also, I was up all night wondering “how in theee entire EFFFF did the deed get notarized??”
Ilyce: HOW DID SHE HAVE HIM ON VIDEO GOING TO THE BANK AND FORGING HER NAME AND NOT CALL THE POLICE??? How Sway, how???
Tamara: I watch “My 600-LB Life” too and the bathroom scenes and gastric bypass surgeries are better than this film.
DeVon: What year was it supposed to be in that film?? The clothes, hair. Then the late model SUV she was driving. Pick a struggle TP! Our ancestors didn’t die for this ????And why wasn’t she wearing a shower cap over her scarf in the shower scene?
Ilyce: I thought that same thing when he walked up to her in the gallery. Like oh, is this in the 80s?
Shawanda: I was wondering too. Like why does he look like a member of Cameo. ????
LK: Didn’t I ask the same shit about the year? Is high top fades back in or is this 1993?
Paula: And why was it curly before she got in the shower and straight when she got in??? #sloppy
Jocelyn: I just watched it and need to watch Pootie Tang, The Last Dragon, The Blair Witch Project, and Django right now to feel better about life.
Ilyce: Can some of y’all be my friends? So many on my friend’s list were cheering this movie. Obviously, my friends list is broken. I’ve never made a movie but I’m certain I could write and produce something better.
Delisa: Why was the wig budget $5.00 tho??
Denise B: Zero dollars and zero cents (sense)! ????????
Franchesca: How can Tyler Perry Studios have a team that produced such a grand gala and another team responsible for such terrible wigs? Make it make sense Mr. Perry. This has to be an intentional on going gag.
Hope C.: I knew that movie was gonna be bad for the simple fact the writing was so simple in the first 10 mins. At the art gallery, the woman who introduced him said something very close to “welcome to this museum. I want to introduce the artist who painted all of these paintings…”
Me: ???????????? “WTF?! Like…. DUHH”
Jameelah: and the handcuffed man who just slowly stood up and backed away from the car, like he was fading into the background and we wouldn’t see him ????
Vanessa: I just need someone to do a super cut of all the movie flubs and upload to YouTube. I’d watch that.
Ashley: When she got in the shower, with that wig and AND IT WAS A DIFFERENT WIG THAN THE ONE SHE CAME IN THE HOUSE WITH. I was done. I legit threw a sock at the TV. I’m so sick of Tyler playing these bald head games in our faces!
Shantel RM: It was a good “Made for TV movie” circa 1985
Jannita: I honestly feel like he made that film to cause us mental and emotional harm.
Tamara Nichele: And we inflicted self-harm by watching it.
Phillip B: What you say girl? *Stares at nobody in my writer’s room*
Tamara Nichele: It’s a new film genre called “Misogynoir”
Roxanne O.: Someone said TP fans are people who call Harry Potter “devil films” and consider Clinton to be the first black president ????
Ebony: Well, now the people who paid to watch CATS on purpose are off the hook for questionable decisions…Sorta
Jalia: My mom wanted to show it to my grandma but couldn’t get it to come up. Was that Gawd? I think so!
Yanna: I’ve been laughing for days. People were posting how good it was and since I was doing laundry I was like why not. Mannn!!! This is why I have trust issues. ????????♀️????????
Heather E.: Not only did my homegirl say it was “great,” she had the audacity to gain some insight. Talkin’ ’bout “that could happen to anyone. Eye opening, you can’t trust everybody.” ????
DeShawn: When a door for honest uncouthery opens…
Tenesha: The wigs look like spray painted Brillo pads! Tyler whyyyyyyy??????
Tiffany H.: They couldn’t run a comb through Grace’s wig for court? ???? C’mon son.
Melissa S.: The real question is how many German Shepards laid down their lives so TP and his male costars could wear those rusty looking wigs?
Keidre: But why does he look like he got kicked out of Portrait in 1993 and never got over it. With that Here We Go Again ass wig.
Ri Briscoe: My 23 old daughter just told me that the movie is good and I’m sitting here wondering where I’ve gone wrong. Did I drop her on her head? I have no memory of that but I must’ve, clearly.
Debi: Someone said he should have won an Oscar by now. No, no he shouldn’t have. Stop it Tyler! You are why we can’t have nice things.
Ebony Claudette: It took me two attempts to watch that movie. My eyes and attention kept drifting to the wayward hairlines…But on the strength of Tyler Perry, I finished it. ???? And now I can’t unsee it. ????????♀️
#supportblackownedbusinesses #thatswhatIdid #confusedandamused #whoeditedthismovie #ialsoproofreadscreenplays ????????♀️
LMAO! LuvvNation is undefeated.
This is why black people cant get ahead. I have watched alot of movies that were written by white people that were bad and no one said anything. Plus sometime they go on and win an oscar for.
It. I watched the movie and enjoyed it. The bottom line is black people need to stop. Always will be a bucket of crabs.
Please say it again!
You are so right. We are so far away from where we should be as a people. Look how whytepepol are sticking together behind an absolutely horrible human being in the person of Donald Trump. We will kill each other over a dollar bill. What has got to happen for us to come together?
You’re a lie. White critics bash terrible films with bloopers in them all the time. They’ve made livings and outlets out bashing bad films example Siskel and Ebert, rotten tomatoes, imdb. Talk your yang but please don’t make up shit
Why did I read this entire article in YOUR Nigerian accent!? ????????
Becuz other grow don’t publically tear down their soldiers!
OMG if ONE MORE PERSON talks about white people not saying anything about bad films! Have you never heard of Siskel and Ebert? White people trash films ALL THE TIME. Rotten Tomatoes is a WHOLE WEBSITE started to trash films by and of white people.
This is not why “black people can’t get ahead” but laying down and accepting nonsense as if we don’t deserve better certainly contributes.
I wasn’t going into the movie looking for fiction or fact or to critique. I just wanted to be entertained and he did that. His wig was funny but it didn’t make me angry lol. Let me know when y’all put together a better script and I’ll support it. 1luv y’all.
Bravo!!! This entire article…Bravo! I emphatically agree with every word and I’m a fan of several TP films Lol!!! I actually am but he brought this garbage on himself by bragging about NOT having writers! Clearly we see that you don’t have any Mr. Perry but abeg abeg abeg….hire some doggone good writers and have a seat…
Yall still talkin about this?? Next
It is his best none humor movie. I did like The Family that Preys also. I won’t trash an artist work. If it was good enough for the A list cast to participate in then it was good enough for me to watch. Obviously Netflix trusted him to make a movie that would have views and he did. Even the critics watched if only to criticize and find fault. Arm chair quarter backs exist even in 2020. His choice to do as he likes with his projects. I won’t pass judgement on people who enjoyed the movie. That is their choice. It says nothing about their taste.
The entire article was crap! Sick of all the WE BS! I enjoyed the movie and complained/criticized NOTHING!
First of all people need to stop criticizing what Tyler Perry does, I like the movie I just didn’t like the ending but everything we all do ain’t going to always be the way somebody else wanted tothey give the man his props for doing whatever he doing people need to stop get a life get up off your high horse and do something I command him everything he do it ain’t always going to be with everybody all right but he doing what God put him in line to do and I think he doing a hell of a job and if he got any openings for me I’ll take it good good job Tyler Perry and kudos to you my brother
I was trying to say I commend, commendhim on what he does Tyler Perry as a creative writer or creative movie Maker and a good person and God created him to be what he is and thank you Tyler Perry for all your movies good or bad! That being said you got my vote
We have it hard enough. We don’t need publicly mock and humiliate one of our own. Im not crazy about some of his work. But he has made great contributions. His support of the community is more than these so called mega stars that put out the works that this author praises. This is the 2020 support your own. Anyone that doesn’t is a fool. This is why Trump is in office. White women that don’t agree with him voted for him anyway.
I was trying to say I commend, commend him on what he does Tyler Perry is a creative writer or creative movie Maker and a good person and God created him to be what he is and thank you Tyler Perry for all your movies good or bad! That being said you got my vote
Get out was a first…had it’s bad moments. It did very well. Then Us, I didn’t like it, it didn’t work for me. Now Fall from Grace, I was upset with myself for thinking it sucked, but it sucked. TP, no more horror (ible) movies. Cant you do a Marcus Garvey film. Teach our people, and white people, what they refuse to teach in schools.
Black folks black folks. Show me your movie that you’ve written and then let’s have a conversation. One thing about white folks and other nationalities they are going to stick together. Trump does tons of terrible things but you will NEVER hear one of his talk down against him. All you guys have to talk about is a dang wig. Wake up people and stand with your people. Don’t you know the white world is looking for this man to fall. Seems his people of color are looking to destroy him as well. Shame on you. You sound ignorant as I don’t know what. Write your own movie and show us how to fix wigs.
I actually saw what he did, This stuff is real you act like it’s not..
Stop bashing Tyler Perry about a dang wig when I seen shows that show black women are nothing but crack heads and prostitutes
if you don’t agree with what he’s doing don’t watch.
LMAO!…this article…I can’t..lol..with any of you.
Hilarious panel banter! I’m cracking up!
It’s called Tyler Perry studios for a reason! He does what he wants, and how he wants! If you don’t like what he produces don’t watch! Okay, the hair pieces could have been much better but, the film’s plot was good as far as I’m concerned, and the twist nearing the end took me aback! Noooo!! Not Claire Hanks Huxtable!!!
Agree with you. I saw the things but why get stuck on that. I wanted to see how the movie ended.
I know jobs are needed but maybe Netflix gave him five days. Maybe he just wanted to try the studio out or maybe he wanted you to see that all movies won’t be liked. Don’t hate. At least Tyler Perry is willing to give black writers a chance. I haven’t heard any other person(s) requesting black writers. An just let me say if you have not been through it, went through it with someone. You can’t relate. Tyler Perry writes about black women because they’re the ones who time it is to shine. African American people stop it. The others (whites) are watching and saying I told you they will never be in unity. They will help us bring him down. Since Tyler wouldn’t play their games. Now they go you trying to bring your black brother down. We Are The Only Race that won’t back each other up no matter what. I am 61 and nothing has changed in almost a 1000 years. We hurt we kill we lie on each other. STOP STOP WE ARE BETTER THAN THIS.
He doesn’t give black writers a chance. He doesn’t give any writers a chance. He writes everything himself, he’s bragged about it. Check his Instagram for a picture of his writer’s room. He’s in his living room by himself.
No one is required to back nonsense.
Loved it. The jokes and memes later are hilarious. However it takes nothing away from how I felt about the movie.
I am not mad at TP’s hustle. And if someone is willing to pay for his works, good for him. If people will pay to
go see his works, their money to spend and his to make; everyone is entitled to earn a living. I am especially happy with his philanthropic works. That being said, I cannot see another TP movie. Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Meet the Browns, I Can Do Bad All By Myself, Good Deeds, Why Did I Get Married and Madea’s Family Reunion. Are all the same story – broke or broken women and some FINE man comes to their rescue to “love them pass their pain” no matter how many kids she has, how fat she is or how jacked up her attitude is. And sex is never part of the equation. Where these men at? I applaud TP for the new fairy tales, but I need to see him step his game up.
This is why more black people aren’t in Hollywood, this is exactly why….He’s breaking that stereotype and try as he might, we’re not helpful or happy or even satisfied. Everyone of the hateful ignorant-assed people need to shut the hell up. Build your own studio, and create your own movies, if you aren’t pleased let’s then see how that works out. Until that time sit down and shut the f___k up!
Tyler have his own studio now…now what..the same way they talked about Obama. We need more Tyler Perry’s and more Obama’s. If there not talking about you then you must not be doing nothing. Tyler I wish you nothing but joy, peace and love; because so many times you have brought it to our living rooms. Lastly, talk about how Tyler has reached back and pulled a brother or a sister up, not only us but other nationalities. Stop hating..,…
I enjoyed the movie and Tyler Perry is absolutely awesome!!!!
The movie wasn’t not all bad. I think they could’ve had a glass full of water instead of it being empty and let him sit there and pretend to be reading the menu. You can’t afford mistakes like these TP. One wrong move and your fans will lose faith in you. I am kinder disappointed in you
I was surprised I didn’t see Madea in the film.