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”

Laughter Emitted During Tyler Perry’s ‘Temptation’ Trailer Will Tip You Over

Temptation sex sceneWant to know my favorite thing about the Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor trailer besides the title, Kim Kardashian’s acting, and the use of  “Love The Way You Lie?”

…Definitely the line where the woman says “He gonna take you straight to hell,” though I am partial to Kim’s “We have a standard to uphold” and “The largest social media inventor since Zuckerberg.”

I first saw an ad for this Tyler Perry play-turned-movie, about a married woman (Friday Night Lights‘ Jurnee Smollett-Bell) who cheats on her neglectful, football-watching husband with and elf-earred rich guy, on Christmas Day before Les Miserables.  Continue reading “Laughter Emitted During Tyler Perry’s ‘Temptation’ Trailer Will Tip You Over”

Spike Lee Won’t Be Seeing ‘Django Unchained,’ Calls Tarantino ‘Disrespectful’

Spike Lee 2012Critics like Betsy Sharkey of the L.A. Times may call Django Unchained Quentin Tarantino’s most “entertaining film yet,” but one person will not be seeing the pre-Civil War Western starring Jamie Foxx.

“I can’t speak on it cause I’m not gonna see it,” Spike Lee told VIBE. “All I’m gonna say is, it’d be disrespectful to my ancestors to see that film. That’s the only thing I’m gonna say. I can’t disrespect my ancestors. Can’t do it. Can’t do it. That’s me.”

This isn’t the first time Lee has expressed annoyance towards Tarantino. After the release of 1997’s Jackie Brown, Lee told Variety that he was not pleased with the use of the N-word.

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