As we all know, Tyler Perry is one of the few Black Self Made Millionaire(No. 6 Forbes) filmmakers whom have mastered the art of spending under $10 Million bucks to make a movie and doubling back on his money opening weekend. What does that spell? P-R-O-F-I-T! Not FAILURE! If ANYBODY was paying attention that knew anything about FILM perhaps Tyler Perry’s use of Kim Kardashian and Vanessa Williams was for more than the use of their Twitter followers. Maybe the FACT THAT “use of Kim Kardashian’s name(and BRAND) was because (IT IS recognized and well accepted in Hollywood)This would be something needed (A Well known name) to allow Tyler Perry (or any other filmmaker) to get the “Nodd from Hollywood Execs” to GREENLIGHT a project. BLACK Films and filmmakers like Tyler Perry which allow good Black actresses like Jurnee Smollett the opportunity to star in a Box Office FILM, (which ALSO helps the Black Actors like JURNEE SMOLLETT (emphasis- using her name 2x’s) to be seen by a larger audience which should lead to a Non A List Black Actress like JURNEE SMOLLETT to get more roles that Essence Atkins also DIDN’T LAND).Thanks Kim Kardashian.
Now Kim, just because we are defending Tyler Perry against all the haters such as Ms Essence Atkins (who obviously didn’t do a lot of research). You still made the Freddyo.com Week’s Wrap Up. And it had nothing to do with the Tyler Perry film. We still love you girl! As for you Ms Atkins: It you want to be in another Tyler Perry film just audition, or simply ASK your agent to make the phone call for you. it’s not necessary to FIND THINGS INTERESTING. Because it is really absurd to make a statement such as the one Essence Atkins made to Sister to Sister Magazine- let’s review:
“I found it interesting that Tyler did that with Temptation, hiring Kim Kardashian because she has 16 million Twitter followers, which would seem like a brilliant marketing plan [...] He has one of the biggest Twitter personalities out there in his movies, and he had one of the worst box office weekends [...] It’s not a failure, but it did worse than his movies usually do just based on him [...] I thought that was an interesting finding. Your experiment didn’t work. [...] People want to see good stories. It’s not necessarily that they want to see Kim Kardashian in a movie. They want to see her in a bikini. They want to see her with Kanye [West]. They want to see her on her show talking about her life with her sisters, but that doesn’t mean that they want to see her in a movie [...] The fact that people want to see their lives and the volatility of that…. I don’t think that it translates at all.”
We the Fans of Tyler Perry- find it interesting that you were so BOLD to make a statement “Your experiment didn’t work”. We just hope Tyler finds room in his big heart to find you a role in one of his many projects on the OWN Network. Oops! That may not be possible since the OWN network is supposed to represent women who build up and not
cast stones “find things interesting” . We also wonder what you found interesting about the Opening Box office numbers that Haunted House did- you remember? The last Box Office Movie you were a part of that grossed 19million (Shout out to our boy Marlon Wayans) Keep making those films Marlon! Perhaps you should put Essence Atkins on your casting directors and film committee since she is the expert on what people (the viewers) want to see. Let’s look at the numbers and you let me know how many of Tyler Perry Films “Temptation” did worse than. Seems to me “Temptation”, a movie that is not even 30days old is almost Grossing as much as Tyler’s past films since 2008. Interesting! Let’s Look at Tyler’s BIG Numbers over the history of Tyler Perry Tinsel Town.
It’s very interesting that even ROLLINGSTONE.COM deemed Tyler Perry Winner of the Week. This isn’t even urban press or Tyler Perry’s target audience that gave accolades to Tyler Perry and his numbers when the demographical target which Essence Atkins happens to fall into proved to be a nay-sayer. Wow! I guess you can win some of the people some of the time but not all of the people all of the time. What can I say Mr. Perry? Thanks for the invite to your home -from myself and the media of Atlanta. Perhaps you should have invited Essence Atkins to your home and she wouldn’t exemplify a BITTER BLACK ACTRESS that didn’t land a role in a film. No one seemed to think that you casted Kim Kardashian SOLEY to gain the viewership of her Twitter and social media fans (Now Dr Phil) Yes! Jerry Springer (yes) but honestly we thought the casting of Kim Kardashian was all in sarcasm based on her present circumstance of having one of the shortest marriages in the history of marriage (ironic that she would play a marriage counselor) WOW! Interesting…how interpretations develop. check out insert from ROllingstones.com