Ms. Shange said she explicitly told Mr. Perry that Madea could not be in “Colored Girls.”
I’m sure you saw the Los Angeles Times write-up about you. That must have been flattering. When I saw the L.A. Times write-up, I’d been having a rough day. I read a blog about me where people said some really rotten things. And you know then to read something like that in the L.A. Times, I felt super vindicated. The people that you really want to appreciate your humor are the critics, not the...