Perry was born and raised in New Orleans, to Willie Maxine (Campbell) and Emmitt Perry, Sr.
His mother was a church-goer and took Perry along with her once a week.
It is also the first and only R-rated film, to date in the series.
With a budget of million, For Colored Girls was released on November 5, 2010, grossing .1 million in its opening weekend.
His father was a carpenter and they had a very strained and abusive relationship, which led Perry to suffer from depression as a teenager.
In 1991, he was working an office job, when he saw an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) discussing the therapeutic nature of writing.
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Originally involving 20 poems told by seven different women, the film , using the abbreviated title, relates different perspectives from 20 black females about their existence.
Unfortunately, after renting a theater in Atlanta to put on the play, he failed to attract audiences.
He took on a series of odd jobs and found himself living in his car.
This inspired him to begin writing and he worked through his bad experiences by writing letters to himself.
He adapted his letters into a play, "I Know I've Changed", about domestic abuse.