The Success and Scrutiny of Tyler Perry

Friday, April 02, 2010

Tyler Perry’s latest film, “Why Did I Get Married Too?”, hits theatres nationwide today. And, as with all of his films, it’s expected to open at number one or number two at the box office and rake in tens of millions of dollars over the coming weeks.

Latoya Peterson is the editor of Racalicious.com and the author of an article on Tyler Perry in Salon.com. She talks with us about why Perry is such a box office phenomenon, even as he’s the object of intellectual scrutiny.

And Lamar Tyler tells us why he’s a Tyler Perry fan. The blogger behind BlackandMarriedwithKids.com, he’s also the director of a new documentary about real-life married love stories called “You Saved Me.”

Below: the trailer for "Why Did I Get Married Too?"

Guests:

Latoya Peterson and Lamar Tyler

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer

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