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Hey, Hollywood — Her Film’s Better Than Yours

Tyler Perry, the mostcommercially successful African-American filmmaker of our time, provokespolarized discussion in the African-American community: People like my mom lovehis broad, religious-themed, light-hearted fare whereas I am on record ashaving once said, “If there were a license for filmmaking, [his] would berevoked.” Meet the black female director who aims to restore nuance andcultural balance to our moviegoing awareness.