Tyler Perry reveals he writes all of his shows without any assistance – and Twitter is not impressed
Tyler Perry (PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES/GALLO IMAGES)
Popular American filmmaker, Tyler Perry
recently revealed that he does not have a writer’s room and that he writes the
scripts to all his shows by himself.
Making the revelation on Monday, the
50-year-old posted a Twitter video in which he can be seen panning the camera
over a stack of scripts for some of his hit-shows such as The Have and the
Have Nots as well as Tyler Perry’s House of Payne. He can also be heard saying all sows have
10-12 writers before boasting about his work ethic.
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“I don’t know if you know this, but all
shows on television have a writers room. And most of the time there are 10
people, 12, whatever, that write on these television shows. Well, I have no
writers room. Nobody writes any of my work. I write it all. Why am I telling
you this? I wrote all of these scripts by myself in 2019. What’s my point? Work
ethic!,” he says.
But many Twitter users were not impressed
by this and soon criticized his films for being one-sided and not diverse,
while others said he should employ black writers to open up the industry.
This revelation also fueled the ongoing
accusations from some Twitter users who allege that he always potrays black
woman as bitter, difficult and suffering at the hands of black men in his films.
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But according to The
Oprah Magazine, Perry’s films are inspired by his rough childhood and
seeing the women around him being constantly hurt.
“This entire journey of telling stories was
born out of pain, born out of heartache, born out of being an abused kid who
could go inside of his head and create a world and imagination," he told
"That same abused kid watching his
mother…getting beat and there's nothing he can do, my desire and heart to make
her laugh and feel better was so strong. And you know, if I could make a joke
or if I could imitate her or my aunt and make her laugh, or some of the women
she played cards with on Friday nights, all of that was so powerful and so
important to me," he added.