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The original piece was told, in a very ’70s way, largely through dance and verse. The women in Perry’s version (played by Thandie Newton, Kimberly Elise, Kerry Washington, Loretta Devine, Phylicia Rashad, and Goldberg) do break into soliloquies at unexpected moments, and one of them teaches dance.But Perry has deftly updated their situations to feel more true to 21st-century Harlem, though you still must get past the dated idea that all the women feel consumed and defined by their relationships with men (and that the men, with the exception of one noble policeman, are worthless).“I knew that some women really consider it the black woman’s bible,” Perrysays.
Whatever the cause, Janet Jackson has long noticed she has a peculiar effect on men and, frankly, she doesn’t get it.I worried he’d change his number by the time the movie started filming,” she says. Jackson understood Jo’s devastating secrets (which we are about to reveal, so stop reading if you don’t want to know) in a number of personal ways. “I’d been in my own marriage where there was a huge pink elephant in the room and I just ignored it.It wasn’t that exact same situation, of course, but there was something wrong that I wouldn’t admit to myself and just stayed,” she says.Typically, Jackson thought the invite was another one of Perry’s safety checks.
“He worries about me a lot and calls sometimes just to see how I’m doing, so I had no idea he was thinking of making a movie out of the play—or that he’d want me in it, for that matter,” she says. “I remember being about 10 years old and visiting Michael in New York when he was filming The Wiz. “I always remembered it as the play with the really long name.” Perry had been hearing for years from women—most recently Whoopi Goldberg—who wanted him to adapt it.
It was Jackson’s idea to cut her hair into an no-nonsense pixie and to wear power red in every scene (including the soles of her Christian Louboutin shoes).