A journalist friend of mine just saw Tyler Perry‘s Madea’s Big Happy Family — he paid, seeing as there were no press sreenings for some reason — and told me the fascinating way the movie starts:
A pot-smoking aunt comes right out and asks a doctor in a hospital, “Are you straight?”
(“Can you believe a Tyler Perry movie starts that way?” my friend remarked to me, laughing.)
Anyway, auntie goes on to say that she doesn’t like doctors because they’re always touching you — but then she, comically enough, touches him a lot.
She eventually leans up against the doc (who’s gorgeous, by the way; well, this is a Tyler Perry movie) and makes a joke about feeling his bulge against her.
“I can tell he’s straight!” she exclaims to her relative.
I should try that test with Tyler!
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 25, 2011