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'For Colored Girls' Cast Covers 'Essence' December 2010

'For Colored Girls' Cast Covers 'Essence' December 2010

Check out the ladies from Tyler Perry‘s latest film For Colored Girls gracing the cover of Essence‘s December 2010 issue.

Janet Jackson, Thandie Newton, Kerry Washington, and Whoopi Goldberg are a few of the cast members who posed for the magazine to promote the film, out this Friday (November 5).

The split cover also features the guys from the cast looking dapper in tuxedos.

Also in the issue: Essence‘s 2010 Hot List, which includes a look back at the year’s most memorable stories and people.

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28 Responses to “'For Colored Girls' Cast Covers 'Essence' December 2010”

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  1. 1
    Blakney Anderson Says:

    Simply beautiful, effortless, black beauty of all creeds at it’s best.

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    busted Says:

    The cover is very nice.. All the women look so beautiful and elegant..

    I will see this next week with some girlfriends..

  3. 3
    Clue Says:

    They all look so lovely! I’m looking forward to seeing the movie as I was a very big fan of the play.

  4. 4
    Kirsten Says:

    Beautiful women, beautiful dresses, and a beautiful cover

  5. 5
    Blakney Anderson Says:

    @Kirsten: I couldn’t have said it any better.

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    Susan Says:

    Beautiful cover.

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    hillbilly Says:

    Beautiful Human Beings

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    hggfgjfdg Says:

    great cast. tyler perry is a sh*tty director though.

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    alice Says:

    beautiful photo! isn’t the title racist? or is color political correct?

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    Lilakoi Moon Says:

    Oh my god, is that Phylicia Rashad??!??!? Awww, I so miss the Cosby show :) She looks stunning. <3 I freakin’ respect Whoopi Goldberg, she’s amazing. Such a legend….. Can Thandie Newton get any prettier?! She’s SO gorgeous. This is a beautiful cover. It truly illustrates black beauty at its best.!

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    jules Says:

    Such beautiful, talented women! Can’t wait to see the movie!!

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    Anne Says:

    @hggfgjfdg: great play but tyler perry really scares me with this in his hands, it’s such a powerful book.

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    Anne Says:

    @alice: you have to look at the full title and read the poems to really appreciate it. i don’t find it racist in the least, but i would strongly recommend that before you see the play…please read the book. The lady in red is my favorite.

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    Pat Says:

    I read this play a long time ago and it’s so important and so relevant.
    Please read the play and see the movie.
    I am sure they did a great job. Profound play.
    I recommended it to my son’s English teacher and he taught it to the kids.

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    Pat Says:

    @alice:
    Is anyone in America literate?
    I mean really. Read it, then speak.

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    Zoe Moon Says:

    I cannot wait to see the movie. I don’t know why, but even the promos have an affect on me on what black women go through and the crap they put up with or don’t put up with from men. Yes, indeed, black beauty at its best.

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    Zoe Moon Says:

    @alice I did not find the title at all racist. When you read the book EVERYTHING falls into place. I need to read it again. It has been a long time. This is going to be fabulous!

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    elliott Says:

    this looks so good. love getting to see so many women of color together.

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    elliott Says:

    @alice: the play names all the characters by colors, it really turns the concept of cover on its head

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    Ms Bar Jolie Gaga Says:

    Gorgeous cover. Beautiful woman of all lovely hues. A truly revolutionary play. It is read in many Literature classes because it was groundbreaking at the time and probably still is. I am concerned about Tyler Perry directing because I never like his work but I will go see it because of these extraordinary women and because it is such a great piece of American literature!

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    jasmine Says:

    all the women look beautiful, but kimberly looks amaze.

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    Simone Says:

    All of these women are looking amazingly beautiful but is it just me or does janet jackson seem to age backwards!? She’s 44 but looks more like 34! I can’t believe how beautiful she is! Phylicia Rashad looks beautiful also! The whole front cover is just mind blowing. I can’t stop looking at it. All of the women are just, WOW!

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    haha Says:

    paper bag test anyone? there was alot of photoshop lightening going on here. these beautiful women are even more beautiful in their true shades.

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    TXpert Says:

    Essence ALWAYS has great covers. The articles inside are NOT that great…dated and the wrirting is awful.

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    Namerequired Says:

    @hggfgjfdg and @Anne ITA, the only thing that has me hoping for the best are the actresses Phylicia, Kimberely, Thandie, Whoopi, Lorretta, Anika and Kerry the actors Richard, Michael, Omari Hill and the fact that Ntozake Shange supposedly had a direct hand in the script , so fingers crossed that Tyler doesn’t mess this up.

    The women look beautiful and the men look handsome love both covers.

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