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?