'The Color Purple': What Steven Spielberg's Film Means for Black Women

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Spielberg’s movie was criticized for softening the sexual encounters between Celie and nightclub singer Shug Avery,

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The decades-spanning story follows a Black woman named Celie who overcomes trauma,

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depicting just a single kiss. Gardley rectifies that with scenes of them waking up in bed together, and Celie

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(Barrino) fantasizing about a photograph of Shug (Taraji P. Henson).

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"It depicts a world in which they could be together," Gardley says.

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That relationship is at the core of this story, and I hope queer audiences feel like we've done them justice."

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It's the last moment these sisters have before Nettie is (sent away). We wanted to depict the love they have for each other."

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It's the last moment these sisters have before Nettie is (sent away). We wanted to depict the love they have for each other."

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