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Tyler Perry (born Emmitt Perry, Jr. on September 13, 1969 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a mega-successful writer, director, producer and actor whose film ''Diary of a Mad Black Woman'' shocked mainstream box office watchers by opening at #1. It was perhaps less of a surprise to his African American fanbase, who are familiar with his popular stage plays (from which ''Mad Black Woman'' and several other of his subsequent films were adapted), as the demographic for his films centers on black America.

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Tyler Perry (born Emmitt Perry, Jr. on September 13, 1969 in New Orleans, Louisiana) 1969) is a mega-successful writer, director, producer and actor whose film ''Diary of a Mad Black Woman'' shocked mainstream box office watchers by opening at #1. It was perhaps less of a surprise to his African American fanbase, who are familiar with his popular stage plays (from which ''Mad Black Woman'' and several other of his subsequent films were adapted), as the demographic for his films centers on black America.


Tyler Perry (born Emmitt Perry, Jr. on September 13, 1969) is a mega-successful writer, director, producer and actor whose film ''Diary of a Mad Black Woman'' shocked mainstream box office watchers by opening at #1. It was perhaps less of a surprise to his African American fanbase, who are familiar with his popular stage plays (from which ''Mad Black Woman'' and several other of his subsequent films were adapted), as the demographic for his films centers on black America.

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Tyler Perry (born Emmitt Perry, Jr. on September 13, 1969) 1969 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a mega-successful writer, director, producer and actor whose film ''Diary of a Mad Black Woman'' shocked mainstream box office watchers by opening at #1. It was perhaps less of a surprise to his African American fanbase, who are familiar with his popular stage plays (from which ''Mad Black Woman'' and several other of his subsequent films were adapted), as the demographic for his films centers on black America.


* HeManWomanHater: Perry's views on women aren't exactly what most would call "progressive". As shown repeatedly in his films, his ideal woman is a wife, mother and homemaker who lives by a strict Christian doctrine in regards to all aspects of her life. Any who depart from this mold he sets tend to be punished with abuse, poverty or worse. Special mention goes to his 2013 film '"Temptation'' where the female lead cheats on her husband and winds up being afflicted with HIV.

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* HeManWomanHater: Downplayed slightly. While not approaching outright misogyny, Perry's views on women aren't exactly what most would call "progressive". As shown repeatedly in his films, his ideal woman is a wife, mother and homemaker who lives by a strict Christian doctrine in regards to all aspects of her life. Any who depart from this mold he sets tend to be punished with abuse, poverty or worse. Special mention goes to his 2013 film '"Temptation'' where the female lead cheats on her husband and winds up being afflicted with HIV.

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* ''Tyler Perry's Young Dylan'' (2020-)


Tyler Perry (born Emmitt Perry, Jr. on September 13, 1969) is a mega-successful writer, director, producer, and actor whose film ''Diary of a Mad Black Woman'' shocked mainstream box office watchers by opening at #1. It was perhaps less of a surprise to his African American fanbase, who are familiar with his popular stage plays (from which ''Mad Black Woman'' and several other of his subsequent films were adapted), as the demographic for his films centers on black America.

Perry is perhaps most physically recognizable as his alter ego Madea, a [[ComedicSociopathy violence-prone]], [[SassyBlackWoman loud-mouthed]] [[NeverMessWithGranny grandmother]] who has appeared in many of his movies. Madea is a contraction of 'Mother Dearest' = "Ma" Dea(r), a term used in the vernacular of many black Americans in the Southern U.S.

Perry is also the owner of a film production studio "Tyler Perry Studios" which was created in 2006 and is based in Atlanta though the specific area has changed over time. While the studio has, naturally, worked on Perry's own projects, it has also contributed work for additional films and tv programs such as Series/TheWalkingDead and Film/BlackPanther2018.

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Tyler Perry (born Emmitt Perry, Jr. on September 13, 1969) is a mega-successful writer, director, producer, producer and actor whose film ''Diary of a Mad Black Woman'' shocked mainstream box office watchers by opening at #1. It was perhaps less of a surprise to his African American fanbase, who are familiar with his popular stage plays (from which ''Mad Black Woman'' and several other of his subsequent films were adapted), as the demographic for his films centers on black America.

Perry is perhaps most physically recognizable as his alter ego Madea, a [[ComedicSociopathy violence-prone]], [[SassyBlackWoman loud-mouthed]] [[NeverMessWithGranny grandmother]] who has appeared in many of his movies.films. Madea is a contraction of 'Mother Dearest' = "Ma" Dea(r), a term used in the vernacular of many black Americans in the Southern U.S.

Perry is also the owner of a film production studio "Tyler Perry Studios" which was Studios", created in 2006 and is based in Atlanta though the specific area has changed over time. While the studio has, naturally, worked on Perry's own projects, it has also contributed work for additional films and tv programs TV programs, such as Series/TheWalkingDead ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' and Film/BlackPanther2018.
''[[Film/BlackPanther2018 Black Panther]]''.



!!Tyler Perry's movies:

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!!Tyler Perry's movies:films:



* ''Madeas Witness Protection'' (2012)

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* ''Madeas ''Madea's Witness Protection'' (2012)



* ''Vice'' (2018)

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* ''Vice'' ''[[Film/Vice2018 Vice]]'' (2018)



* ''Meet The Browns'' (2009-2011)
* ''For Better Or Worse'' (2011-2017)

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* ''Meet The the Browns'' (2009-2011)
* ''For Better Or or Worse'' (2011-2017)



* ''Too Close To Home'' (2016-)

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* ''Too Close To to Home'' (2016-)



* BlackComedyRape: Jokes on prison rape.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Another staple in Perry's plays, nearly to the point of RunningGag. Madea has been known to stop giving lines and fuss at people who came to the play late ''in character.'' There are also points where Perry will go off script and point out that they are in a play.

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* BlackComedyRape: Jokes on prison rape.
rape, most prominently in ''Madea Goes to Jail''.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Another staple in Perry's plays, nearly to the point of RunningGag. Madea has been known to stop giving lines and fuss at people who came to the play late ''in character.'' character''. There are also points where Perry will go off script and point out that they are in a play.



* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Boo 2! A Madea Halloween'' is this compared to its predecessor. Instead of having Madea scaring the fraternity students into going to jail for their recklessness, Madea goes to a haunted campsite to retrieve her grandchild and her grandchild's friend from being killed by a [[SerialKiller serial killer]]. [[spoiler:It turns out that it was Brian, his friend, and two women that he hired to place the petting zoo earlier in the film staged the serial killer stunt. Unlike the first film, Madea had no involvement with the situation and ended up falling victim to the set. In addition, there was also a killer in the campsite that was revealed to be real at the end of the film.]]

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* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Boo 2! A Madea Halloween'' is this compared to its predecessor. Instead of having Madea scaring the fraternity students into going to jail for their recklessness, Madea she goes to a haunted campsite to retrieve her grandchild and her grandchild's friend from being killed by a [[SerialKiller serial killer]]. [[spoiler:It turns out that it was Brian, his friend, friend and two women that he hired to place the petting zoo earlier in the film staged the serial killer stunt. Unlike the first film, Madea had no involvement with the situation and ended up falling victim to the set.setup. In addition, there was also a killer in the campsite that was revealed to be real at the end of the film.]]



* DeepSouth: Most of his movies take place in Atlanta, and several jokes are made about Madea's Southern black accent ("Good mornting!" "Hallelujer!").
* DisproportionateRetribution: Perry's character Madea loves to do this to anyone who is rude to her. Good examples are in "Big Happy Family" when she destroys a window of a restaurant to get her food because of the manager being rude to her. Another one is "Madea Goes to Jail" when she tows and destroys a woman's car because the lady not only took her parking spot, but she was rude to Madea as well.
* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: One of the biggest criticisms against Perry's plays. He toned it down in the films. However, in the film ''Film/Why Did I Get Married'', a scene of Marcus choking Angela is PlayedForLaughs. The purpose of this scene is to probably negate the complaining.

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* DeepSouth: Most of his movies films take place in Atlanta, and several jokes are made about Madea's Southern black accent ("Good mornting!" "Hallelujer!").
* DisproportionateRetribution: Perry's character Madea loves to do this to anyone who is rude to her. Good examples are in "Big ''Big Happy Family" Family'' when she destroys a window of a restaurant to get her food because of the manager being rude to her. Another one is "Madea Goes ''Goes to Jail" Jail'' when she tows and destroys a woman's car because the lady not only took her parking spot, but she was rude to Madea as well.
* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: One of the biggest criticisms against Perry's plays. He toned it down in the films. However, in the film ''Film/Why Did I Get Married'', version of ''Film/WhyDidIGetMarried'', a scene of Marcus choking Angela is PlayedForLaughs. The purpose of this scene is to probably negate the complaining.



* FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo: in ''Madea's Big Happy Family,'' [[spoiler: Byron finds out that his older sister is actually his mother.]]

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* FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo: in ''Madea's Big In ''Big Happy Family,'' [[spoiler: Byron Family'', [[spoiler:Byron finds out that his older sister is actually his mother.]] mother]].



* GrandFinale: Perry has claimed that ''A Madea Family Funeral'' will be the last Madea film he does.
* HeManWomanHater: Perry's views on women aren't exactly what most would call "progressive." As shown repeatedly in his films, his ideal woman is a wife, mother, and homemaker who lives by a strict Christian doctrine in regards to all aspects of her life. Any who depart from this mold he sets tend to be punished with abuse, poverty, or worse. Special mention goes to his 2013 film "Temptation" where the female lead cheats on her husband and winds up being afflicted with HIV.

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* GrandFinale: Perry has claimed that ''A Madea Family ''Family Funeral'' will be the last final Madea film he does.
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* HeManWomanHater: Perry's views on women aren't exactly what most would call "progressive." "progressive". As shown repeatedly in his films, his ideal woman is a wife, mother, mother and homemaker who lives by a strict Christian doctrine in regards to all aspects of her life. Any who depart from this mold he sets tend to be punished with abuse, poverty, poverty or worse. Special mention goes to his 2013 film "Temptation" '"Temptation'' where the female lead cheats on her husband and winds up being afflicted with HIV.



* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: In a few movies, but most notably ''Madea Goes to Jail''. That one was played by [[ContractualPurity Keshia Knight-Pulliam]], a.k.a. [[Series/TheCosbyShow Rudy Huxtable]].

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* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: In a few movies, films, but most notably ''Madea Goes ''Goes to Jail''. That one was played by [[ContractualPurity Keshia Knight-Pulliam]], a.k.a. [[Series/TheCosbyShow Rudy Huxtable]].



* LighterAndSofter: ''Madea's Tough Love'', an animated parody of Madea, is this. It is the first and, so far, the only Madea film to receive a PG-rating and has managed to tone down Madea's actions as compared to other films, such as ''Film/DiaryOfAMadBlackWoman'' and ''Film/MadeaGoesToJail'' (the former involving chainsawing a living room because her grandchild was kicked out of her own house by her own husband and the latter involving destroying someone's cars with a forklift truck all because [[DisproportionateRetribution the driver stole her parking spot]]). Whereas, in ''Madea's Tough Love'', Madea chases after children that were causing actual problems and just happened to cause damages in the process. She's also [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold notably nicer]] than she is in the [[JerkAss other films]], even helping an old lady cross the street and try to get a bunch of unruly children to behave.

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* LighterAndSofter: ''Madea's Tough ''Tough Love'', an animated parody of Madea, is this. It is the first and, so far, the only Madea film to receive a PG-rating and has managed to tone down Madea's actions as compared to other films, such as ''Film/DiaryOfAMadBlackWoman'' ''Mad Black Woman'' and ''Film/MadeaGoesToJail'' ''Goes to Jail'' (the former involving chainsawing a living room because her grandchild was kicked out of her own house by her own husband and the latter involving destroying someone's cars with a forklift truck all because [[DisproportionateRetribution the driver stole her parking spot]]). Whereas, in ''Madea's Tough ''Tough Love'', Madea chases after children that were causing actual problems and just happened to cause damages in the process. She's also [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold notably nicer]] than she is in the [[JerkAss other films]], even helping an old lady cross the street and try to get a bunch of unruly children to behave.



** Although in the case of ''Precious'' (the adaptation of ''Push''), the movie had already been finished, screened, and reviewed by the time he had signed on as Executive Producer. He had no input on the actual movie, but his name recognition (along with that of Creator/OprahWinfrey) allowed the movie to get a better theatrical distribution deal.

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** Although in the case of ''Precious'' (the adaptation of ''Push''), the movie film had already been finished, screened, and reviewed by the time he had signed on as Executive Producer. He had no input on the actual movie, film, but his name recognition (along with that of Creator/OprahWinfrey) allowed the movie it to get a better theatrical distribution deal.



* TokenWhite: [[http://www.cracked.com/video_18212_the-5-white-characters-in-every-tyler-perry-movie.html This video]] lovingly parodies the five white characters in a Tyler Perry movie.
** Subverted in Witness Protection, where the main character is white and his family play big roles.

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* TokenWhite: [[http://www.cracked.com/video_18212_the-5-white-characters-in-every-tyler-perry-movie.html This video]] lovingly parodies the five white characters in a Tyler any given Perry movie.
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** Subverted in Witness Protection, ''Witness Protection'', where the main character is white and his family play big roles.


* ''If Loving You Is Wrong'' (2014-)

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* ''If Loving You Is Wrong'' (2014-)(2014-2020)



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* ''Film/Tyler Perry's A Fall from Grace'' (2020)

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* ''Film/Tyler Perry's A Fall from Grace'' ''Film/TylerPerrysAFallFromGrace'' (2020)


* ''Tyler Perry's A Fall from Grace'' (2020)

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* ''Tyler ''Film/Tyler Perry's A Fall from Grace'' (2020)



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* ''Tyler Perry's A Fall from Grace'' (2020)


Perry is also the owner of a film production studio "Tyler Perry Studios" which was created in 2006 and is based in Atlanta though the specific area has changed over time. While the studio has, naturally, worked on Perry's own projects, it has also contributed work for additional films and tv programs such as Series/TheWalkingDead and Film/BlackPanther.

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Perry is also the owner of a film production studio "Tyler Perry Studios" which was created in 2006 and is based in Atlanta though the specific area has changed over time. While the studio has, naturally, worked on Perry's own projects, it has also contributed work for additional films and tv programs such as Series/TheWalkingDead and Film/BlackPanther.
Film/BlackPanther2018.

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Perry is also the owner of a film production studio "Tyler Perry Studios" which was created in 2006 and is based in Atlanta though the specific area has changed over time. While the studio has, naturally, worked on Perry's own projects, it has also contributed work for additional films and tv programs such as Series/TheWalkingDead and Film/BlackPanther.


* ''A Madea Family Funeral'' (2019)

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* ''A Madea Family Funeral'' (2019)
(2019) (Stated as the GrandFinale of the Madea movies)


* ''I Can Do Bad All By Myself'' (2009)

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* ''I Can Do Bad All By Myself'' ''Film/ICanDoBadAllByMyself'' (2009)

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