The cultural impact of The Color Purple


Excerpt from ‘The Color Purple’ movie is turning 35. Its impact on audiences is ageless. - Washington Post

“The cultural impact is undeniable,” said Latesha Williams, co-founder of the card game Black Card Revoked, which asks questions about African American popular culture and incorporates nearly a half-dozen queries about “The Color Purple.” In the game, the film is tied with the 1995 Ice Cube comedy “Friday” for most movie references.

“The film is in every black person’s collection,” said Williams, 36. “People get that being African American comes with its circumstances — good, bad, beautiful, painful, ugly and amazing. And this film captured all of that, at times with humor.”

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