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Tyler Perry: An Introduction
Everything you need to know about the new Alex Cross

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Tyler Perry: An Introduction | Who’s this Madea person I’ve heard about?
Who’s this Madea person I’ve heard about?

Many of Perry’s films, albeit not all, feature comedy of the broadest sort, and much of that is provided by Madea. Played by Perry himself in drag, she is a straight-talking, church-going, grandmother who generally appears to provide comic relief and get characters moving in the right direction. That is not to say she’s a saint: according to the various plays, films and books she’s appeared in, she has a lengthy criminal record and previously supported her growing children as, variously, a stripper, poledancer, and professional wrestler. Madea has so far appeared in six of Perry’s films, with another to come next year, but is rarely the leading character. What we’re saying is, if you want to dabble in his work but avoid this character, it’s possible.

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1 RE: Tyler Perry: An Introduction
Talentless talentless man but then I'm not black so I'm not his target audience.  His work borders on the racist and if flipped and done by a white director/writer/actor would be villified for discrimination.  I hope he can actually act because I've always enjoyed the Alex Cross movies More

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