The Colour Purple

But once we’d eaten, everyone quietened down with the dimming lights, spread out on the floor or across the sofas overlapping someone, we watched The Colour Purple which I hadn’t seen in a while. That Celie gave me joke.

Stephanie Johnson

The Colour Purple is featured in Chapter Three (Beating) of Once Bad Intentions. It was one of those films that every Caribbean family in London during the 80’s and 90’s watched and empathised with. These were the type of films that caused silence in Stephanie Johnson’s family home, and demanded the attention of all.

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