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Starring: Fantasia Barrino, Danielle Brooks, Colman Domingo, Corey Hawkins, Taraji P. Henson, H.E.R, Halle Bailey, Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, Phylicia Pearl Mpasi
Musical period drama directed by Blitz Bazawule and produced by Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Scott Sanders, and Quincy Jones. The Color Purple (2023) centers on the life-long struggles of Celie (Fantasia Barrino), an African-American woman living in the south during the early 1900s.
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Nettie: Today, our teacher taught us about a place called Africa. She say our mamas come from queens over there. That means that we royalty.
Celie: [singing] I don’t need you to love me. I don’t need you.
Mister: [to Celie] Afternoon. I needs me a wife.
Nettie: Even if we have to part, you and me.
Celie, Nettie: Us have one heart.
Mister: [to Nettie] Get off my land!
Nettie: [to Celie] I’ll write you every day!
Nettie: Nothing but death can keep me from it!
Sofia: You must ain’t got no kinfolk around these parts.
Celie: All I had was my sister. She was the only one ever loved me.
Nettie: It’s time for you to see the world.
Sofia: There’s going to be some changes made.
Nettie: [referring to the dress] Put it on.
Celie: This ain’t me.
Nettie: Hush. We need to look like we belong.
Nettie: [to Celie] Let’s see this smile in color. Ooh, sweet loving God! Now we’re talking.
Nettie: Dear Celie, we are more than just kings and queens. We are at the center of the universe.