The Best Man Holiday director, Malcolm D. Lee

The Best Man Holiday director, Malcolm D. Lee

*When asked if he believes the success of movies made by Tyler Perry has had any bearing on the green-light-ability of “The Best Man Holiday,” director Malcolm D. Lee says no.

With the exception of “Jumping the Broom,” “Think Like A Man,” and “Just Wright,” Perry has filled the void in Hollywood for black romantic comedies, with the arrival of his first film, “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” in 2005, followed by the likes of “Madea’s Family Reunion,” “Daddy’s Little Girls,” “Why Did I Get Married?” and “Meet the Browns.”

Surely this must have something to do with a door opening for more African American themed films; but according to Lee, not-so-much.

“I don’t know that Tyler Perry’s success has anything to do with the success or the green-light-ability of “The Best Man Holiday.” His movies make money regardless. He has his own special brand of audience member that comes to see his movies.”

I would attribute the green-light-ability of The Best Man Holiday more to movies like “Jumping The Broom” and “Think Like A Man” than I would anything that Tyler Perry has made.

What say you, people? Is he right?

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