Tyler Perry has a new film called Tyler Perry’s A Fall From Grace dropping on Netflix and today (Jan. 3) its trailer was revealed. This sparked Black Twitter to react by pointing out, repeatedly, that the famed director definitely has certain cinematic cues and crutches when it comes to his plots.
That would mainly be that Perry has a lot of films that feature a scorned Black woman going through all the trauma and a villainous Black man who did her wrong, usually with a horrible haircut.
And, well, the template kind of fits here. Per Netflix, Tyler Perry’s A Fall From Gracesynopsis:
Disheartened since her ex-husband’s affair, Grace Waters (Crystal Fox) feels restored by a new romance. But when secrets erode her short-lived joy, Grace’s vulnerable side turns violent. An electrifying thriller co-starring Phylicia Rashad, Bresha Webb, Cicely Tyson and writer/director Tyler Perry.
From the trailer we gather that Mehcad Brooks plays a young scammer that sweeps the older Grace off her feet, marries her, then proceeds to make her life a living hell. But not before pilfering all her bank accounts and sending her to jail for a murder.
Tyler Perry’s audience will surely eat this up, and they’ll be sure to hook up a Netflix subscription to do so if they don’t have one already. And keep this in mind, if Tyler Perry’s tried and true formula didn’t work, would have still be making these movies?
As for Black Twitter, they’ve been pointing out the Tyler Perry go to themes since the trailer dropped (watch it below). Peep some of the more hilarious reactions in the gallery.
Is Tyler Perry obsessed with the trauma of Black women? Let us know what you think in the comments. Tyler Perry’s A FALL FROM GRACE arrives on Netflix January 17.
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2. Perry still has plenty ride or die support…
Tyler Perry has literally went from sleeping in his car BROKE to having a net worth of 600 million, opening a huge studio in Atlanta to EMPLOY aspiring BLACK actresses and actors so put some respect on HIS name 🤷🏻♂️ his movies tells the PAIN woman go through pic.twitter.com/9YTemRorxQ
— D R A C U L A 🧛🏻 (@welpimgay) January 3, 2020
Tyler Perry: “Black women’s lives are inherently ultra traumatic, dark skin men are the spawn of Satan, and here’s movie 197 about it.”
— An LGBT Man (@afromisandry) January 3, 2020
It is true that Tyler Perry is DEFINITELY obsessed with Black women trauma. Every time he releases a movie it is always something like this.
— 💋 (@MJFinesseLover) January 3, 2020
I’m confused about “Tyler Perry is obsessed with black female trauma.” Really? Is he? Or did he write a dramatic screenplay and cast his own in those roles? Here he is giving a black woman a lead role and y’all mad because she’s going through drama in a drama. pic.twitter.com/rVUEp8e62l
— Mo (@mosobreezy) January 3, 2020
~ As a film maker, Tyler Perry knows his work, his style and he’s not stopping anytime soon regardless of the backslash he gets concerning his consistent style of storytelling. Indeed, man is really creating and building his own TABLE! I STAN AGAIN! 👏👏
— director D. (@directordiji) January 3, 2020
Tyler Perry made a Netflix debut showcasing once again from the perspective of the woman how twisted men make monsters of women and those whose impact is yet to be felt in their family let alone globally, suddenly have an issue? 🤔 #FixSocietypic.twitter.com/osXuyOPTxU
— SEGA L’éveilleur®🚨 (@segalink) January 3, 2020
The Internet can not be predicted or satisfied.. Tyler Perry has done something for you all to watch and learn from, these are stuffs that happens daily, but all it takes is one dumb smurf to drag him, then the rest smurfs would follow just to be safe… Pathetic 🤦🏽♂️
— OneKYNguY🌚 (@Chiedochie_) January 3, 2020
What if Tyler Perry just loves to tell a black woman’s story instead of thinking he’s obsessed with seeing black women battered and abused with the plot(s) of his movies.
— Ediye (@iamOkon) January 3, 2020
21. Tyler Perry’s A Fall From Grace