Whoa whoa whoa, 7Lady and Missdst8. First of all, let me say that I am a young black filmmaker/actor. This isnt a black or white issue, first of all, so please put the race card back in the deck. While I agree with you Tyler Perry has opened doors and been an inspiration to young filmmakers and actors like myself, his movies are of a certain quality not too high on the directorial pecking order, even among minority directors (Spike Lee, John Singleton, Kasi Lemmons, and Carl Franklin). You might disagree, and you are welcome to that because this is all opinion. All I'm saying about her is that in my opinion, she's not going to attract the attention of the upper crust of directors until she gets her act together. And the Angela Bassett reference is out of place because she turns down a lot of roles (most notably Monster's Ball) because of her strong religious beliefs.
Sorry if I offended you, it's all love though. And for the record, at this point in my career i'd kill for a Valtrex commercial let alone a Tyler Perry movie.