The Color Purple Parent Guide Sisters are forever. Release date December 25, 2023 Theaters: Celie faces many hardships in her life as a Black woman in the early 1900s, but finds strength in the unbreakable bonds of sisterhood. Why is The Color Purple rated PG-13? The MPA rated The Color Purple PG-13 for mature thematic content, sexual content, violence and language. Watch the trailer for The Color Purple News About "The Color Purple" Cast and Crew The Color Purple is directed by Blitz Bazawule and stars Halle Bailey, Taraji P. Henson, Colman Domingo.