Love him or hate him, Tyler Perry is a force to be reckoned with. The entertainment mogul wrote his way out of homelessness, and now presides over a media empire, including the 330-acre lot bearing his name in Atlanta: Tyler Perry Studios. Jarrett and Tre’Vell get into why their fans of Perry, from his business acumen, the opportunities he’s created for black actors and his philanthropy. They also delve into Perry’s problem areas–the uneven quality of his writing, the pattern of colorism in his body of work, his portrayal of women on screen and wigs. Really bad wigs.
Pass the Popcorn
This week, Jarrett found inspiration in a tweet from Matt Lucas featuring a clip of the now-classic fight between Good Day New York anchor Jim Ryan and field reporter Dick Oliver from 2001.
Lena Waithe’s new show Twenties
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About the show
Sometimes the people, places, and things we love don’t love us back. We’re fans, but we also have some ANTI- feelings toward them. Every week on FANTI, journalists Tre’vell Anderson and Jarrett Hill bring their pop culture and political expertise to things we must stan and stand up against. FANTI is a place where nuance reigns supreme with energetic, complicated, and sometimes difficult conversations that bring deep knowledge and thoughtful perspective to the things we love and rage about, from the White House to the Real House(wives).
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