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Five funny ‘why would Tyler Perry write that’ scenes [video]

Published by Andile Sicetsha

Tyler Perry is, without a doubt, one of the greatest screenwriters in modern film. His romantic tragedies are so triggering that, in years after their release, they still dig up wounds we’d like to forget.

Tyler Perry’s writing is the talk of social media

Movies like Colour Purple and Acrimony depict, in a highly exaggerated manner, the trials and tribulations of reality in black culture, from marriage in a world riddled with infidelity to the extent black professionals suffer to achieve the impossible.

Who can ever heal from the utterly disturbing tragedy that befell Judith (played by Jurnee Smollett-Bell) on Temptations: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor? Or the scale of abuse Sheila (played by Jill Scott) endured in Why Did I Get Married?

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Perry’s fetish with agony is central to all of his plots. In his view, this is the narrative he grew up on, as he sat in the shadows of his mother’s symposiums with women from all parts of Atlanta who shared their heartwrenching experiences in abusive relationships and oppressive workplaces.

Five funniest ‘why did he write this’ scenes

The 51-year-old’s empire, which is summed up in his billionaire Forbes spread, is built on a film library that depicts these wrenching stories.

This dramatized version of fictional narratives is so apparent in his movies, that people often find themselves dismayed by the lengths Perry explores to bring a story to life.

A Twitter user sparked a global trend when she asked:

The responses to this tweet were hilarious, to say the least. People from all walks of life shared their opinion on the most dramatic and unforgivable ‘why did he write this’ moment in the writer’s library.

From thousands of entries, we picked out five of the funniest and absolutely gob-smacking scenes from Perry’s movies:

Madea’s Big Happy Family (2011)

Tyler Perry’s If Loving You Is Wrong (2014)

Shemar Moore’s cornrow wig in Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)

Why Did I Get Married? (2007)

Tyler Perry’s Ruthless (2020)