Directed and adapted for the screen by Perry, the film is based on Ntozake Shange‘s poem and play ‘For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf‘ and stars Whoopi Goldberg, Janet Jackson, Loretta Devine, Kimberly Elise, Thandie Newton, Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose, Tessa Thompson, Kerry Washington and Macy Gray.

Also included are photos of the men in the film: Khalil Kain, Hill Harper, Michael Ealy, Richard Lawson and Omari Hardwick.

The film weaves together the stories of nine women – Jo, Tangie, Crystal, Gilda, Kelly, Juanita, Yasmine, Nyla and Alice – as they move in and out of one another’s existences.

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