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Epilogue: Playing with the Changes

Miriam J. Petty

in From Madea to Media Mogul: Theorizing Tyler Perry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496807045
eISBN:
9781496807083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807045.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Miriam J. Petty contributes a brief reflection on her personal and professional engagement with Perry’s controversial character Madea. She thinks about Madea as a figure that allows Perry the freedom ... More


Diary of a Mad Black (Wo)Man: Tyler Perry, Wounded Masculinity, and Post-Feminist, Post-Racial Melodrama

Nikol G. Alexander-Floyd

in Re-Imagining Black Women: A Critique of Post-Feminist and Post-Racial Melodrama in Culture and Politics

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781479855858
eISBN:
9781479820139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479855858.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Chapter 3 examines Tyler Perry’s classic Madea character in his breakout movie Diary of a Mad Black Woman. A dominant figure in black Hollywood, Perry’s success depends on the melodramatic story ... More


“Who I Am Is Conflicting with This Dress I Got On”: Madea’s Intimate Public and the Possibilities and Limitations of False Disguise

Rachel Jessica Daniel

in From Madea to Media Mogul: Theorizing Tyler Perry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496807045
eISBN:
9781496807083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807045.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Rachel Daniel explores Madea’s popularity among Black women and also demonstrates how the character successfully functions at the center of Perry’s media output. She explores the many complicated and ... More


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