Tyler Perry’s ‘Temptation:’ A Movie That Punishes Its Characters With HIV

Judith and Harley TemptationOh my god. As if I didn’t already want to hate-watch the crap out of TemptationI just found out the ending and I don’t care about spoiling it for you because it’s not The Walking Dead or Game of Thrones, it’s trash. (Or “beautiful garbage,” to quote Courtney Love.)

In the movie (one of my favorite trailers of all time), the main character, Judith, contracts HIV after cheating on her typically nice but forgetful husband with a muscular young entrepreneur.

Not only does he have HIV, but he’s abusive! Oh nooooo. What the hell, Tyler Perry. Was abuse not enough for you? You had to throw AIDS in the mix? Is that not the most extreme version of reality? I get that it’s a movie, but that seems like harsh punishment, even for fictional people. Continue reading “Tyler Perry’s ‘Temptation:’ A Movie That Punishes Its Characters With HIV”