Tyler Perry Movie Asks “Are You Straight?”


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

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