Black Twitter is not taking kindly to Tyler Perry‘s latest movie offering titled A Jazzman’s Blues.
Netflix debuted the trailer for A Jazzman’s Blues on Tuesday — and Black Twitter is fired up.
The movie stars Joshua Boone as Jazz singer “Bayou Boy” and Solea Pfeiffer as a mixed race girl who complicates her life by passing for white.
Her mother, a bourgeoisie mulatto who is also passing, separates the starstruck lovers and delivers her distraught daughter to a white man from a rich family.
When Solea makes her way back to her roots, she is surprised to see Bayou Boy still waiting for her after all those years had passed.
“My mother, she wanted me to marry a rich man,” Solea tells Bayou Boy. “She told me if I didn’t leave with her, they were gonna kill you.”
Tyler wrote the screenplay in 1995. “I have waited a quarter of a century to tell this story and now is the perfect time and Netflix is the perfect partner.”
Judging by the reactions on Black Twitter, Tyler should have kept this one on the shelf for another quarter of a century.
For the record, actress Solea Pfeiffer was adopted by a white man and a Black woman. She claims not to know her real ethnicity.
Watch the trailer below.
What does he have against dark skin black women
— ye (@blinngblingboy) August 23, 2022
The whole thing confusing tbh she’s suppose to be a lightskin in this movie but they acting like he dating a white girl or something
— Melanin Monroe (@MurrelKaykay) August 23, 2022
Exactly her brother looks white passing too so I’m like how you got two mulatto kids but y’all want em to marry white but I left them stranded in the broke ass country I’m so confused ?
— I feel ?Puerto Rickun? (@VickyLynnLovey) August 23, 2022
the brother isn’t white passing, but the girl is white and the black guy’s mama and brother are mulatto, so that don’t make no damn sense ?
— sunny delight (@honeynutdoritos) August 23, 2022
TP is a trauma addict. Why can’t they just be in love without trauma and despair? Something tells me he’s gonna make some white person the hero by accepting the Black man.
— Shonny (@itsShonny) August 23, 2022