Picture from For Colored Girls

Based on a play by Ntozake Shange, For Colored Girls looks at a group of black women attending the same recovery group, and the different personal experiences that brought them together. This is a serious dramatic piece even though it is directed by Tyler Perry, who is better known for his comedic work.

Why is For Colored Girls rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: For Colored Girls is rated R for for some disturbing violence including a rape, sexual content and language.

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Occasional upsetting and disturbing scenes.

- Violent acts depicted in a realistic manner, with detail and blood shown.

Sexual Content:

- Sexual references and innuendo.

- Nudity seen in a brief sexual situation.

- Implied sexual activity.

- Embracing and kissing.


- Coarse language.

- Slurs.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Tobacco use.