These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Alternative Character Interpretation: In Jay Pott's discussion about blaxploitation for SHAFT OR SIDNEY POITIER: The Emergence of Black Masculinity in Comic Books he posits that Perry's movies might be the first of a wave of mainstream black film that actually move black cinema away from relying on trite stereotypes. He explains that the overt silliness of most of his films are a part of the growing pains of a new movement but necessary in order to get the kinks out.
Anvilicious: Mr. Perry is known for a great many things, but subtlety is not one of them.
Cultural Cringe: Often the attitude felt by the Black audience who don't love his movies. Spike Lee is a notable example.
Just Here for Godzilla: As it was mentioned on the main page, you may not be interested in the drama, but you are definitely in for Madea.
Minority Show Ghetto: In the words of Kenan Thompson from Saturday Night Live playing Perry, "Some of you may know me from my films like Medea's Family Reunion and Why Did I Get Married?, or you may know my sitcoms, like Meet the Browns and House of Payne. Or you may be white."
YMMV on whether he falls into the ghetto or breaks out of it. Despite having a very small white audience, Perry has enjoyed huge financial and critical success.
Unfortunate Implications: With one exception—in Madea' s Family Christmas—interracial relationships in his movies are always extramarital affairs between a couple of scumbags.
Most of the white people that appear in his movies are complete Jerkasses.
As are many of the dark-skinned black characters.
And the wealthy characters of any race or skin tone.