The Importance Of Controversy

Madea

Tyler Perry isn’t the first actor/director to turn to controversy in order to achieve success – Madea stands an example for this, being universally bashed by the critics. However, success wasn’t the only thing he had in mind when creating this character. As he said when defending his work (and he did plenty of that), […]

Madea: Playing The Devil’s Advocate

Tyler Perry's Madea

Upon writing this article, the words of Spike Lee came into my mind: We’ve got a black president and we’re going back. The image is troubling and it harkens back to Amos ‘n’ Andy. And, for what it’s worth, he seems to be right: Tyler Perry does perpetuate the same stereotypes concerning the African-Americans. However, […]