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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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  • Blakney Anderson

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

  • busted

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

    I will see this next week with some girlfriends..

  • Clue

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

  • Kirsten

    Beautiful women, beautiful dresses, and a beautiful cover

  • Blakney Anderson

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

  • Susan

    Beautiful cover.

  • hillbilly

    Beautiful Human Beings

  • hggfgjfdg

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

  • alice

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

  • Lilakoi Moon

    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.!

  • jules

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

  • Anne

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

  • Anne

    @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.

  • Pat

    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.

  • Pat

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

  • Zoe Moon

    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.

  • Zoe Moon

    @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!

  • elliott

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

  • elliott

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

  • Ms Bar Jolie Gaga

    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!

  • jasmine

    all the women look beautiful, but kimberly looks amaze.

  • Simone

    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!

  • haha

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

  • TXpert

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

  • Namerequired

    @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.

  • Jokergurl

    My favorites here are Whoopi and Janet, the title of this movie is probablyl going to raise some eyebrows because “colored” used to mean derogatory towards African American’s (especially in 1950′s and then 1960′s with civil rights maybe it’s that way on purpose) Talented ladies though.

  • j

    I am all for anything that will put kerry washington on its cover 2x in a row!

  • Merlene

    Love the cover, saw the film – Tyler Perry, you out did yourself!!!! EXCELLENT,EXCELLENT & EXCELLENT! What more can I say. I’ll see it again. Kudos to all the actresses and actors, also. Great job. I’m a 65 yr. old Black, African American, Afro American, Colored, Negro (yes I’vev lived through all of those “titles”) woman and I am proud of the work Tyler Perry has done.