Black Twitter has questions about Tyler Perry’s script-writing skills after one of his actors made questionable remarks during a scene from Sistas.
Tyler admitted he doesn’t have a writer’s room and writes all of his show’s scripts himself. Tyler is part of the industry-wide effort to increase visibility of LGBT+ characters in the media.
However, his writing efforts are not appreciated by his show’s viewers.
In the viral scene, Calvin (played by actor Anthony Dalton) breaks up with Sabrina (played by Novi Brown). As she pleads with him to stay, he lists the reasons why their relationship simply won’t work.
“Let’s just end this. I’m just too much for you. Me, my two dads, me being in touch with my feminine side, my lace underwear. Hell, even me liking my prostate tickled!”
The prostate, or male G spot, is a small organ that provides pleasure when stimulated by a penis, fingers or an object inserted into the rectum.
The scene raised eyebrows and drew scornful comments from men and women on social media.
Among the comments were demands for Tyler to hire writers and stick to what he does best — directing.
“The thing [is] Tyler Perry could be giving young black talented writers opportunities but be rather recycle plots and story lines from 10 years ago and i like don’t get it,” wrote one Twitter user.
Another user tweeted, “Look, I appreciate what Tyler Perry has done for black people making movies, lifting up actors and workers, but I’mma need this n**** to uplift some writing talent.”
WTF is wrong with Tyler Perry?!! pic.twitter.com/9bPn6Y5pwT
— ? Virgin Mary (@_realjgoodwin) July 14, 2021