Tyler Perry is at it again. The mogul is producing, writing and directing an upcoming flick, “Single Mom’s Club,” which will feature Nia Long along with Wendi McLendon-Covey (“Bridesmaids” and “Reno:911″) and Zulay Henao.

The film, which opens in May 2014, follows single mothers with varied backgrounds and experiences who cross paths after an incident at their childrens’ school. The mothers create a support group where they help each other through the challenges of motherhood as single women. Long will star as ‘Lydia,’ McLendon-Covey will play ‘Jan’ and Henao’s character is named ‘Esperanza.’ William Levy and Tyler Perry are playing the male lead roles. The film will go into production at the end of November.

The diverse cast should draw a broad demographic, which will be great for expanding Tyler Perry’s audience. We can only hope the film celebrates the tenacity and strength of single mothers, without slamming men in the process (arguably a theme in Perry’s films).

Are you checking for “Single Mom’s Club,” Clutchettes? Will you go see it?

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    I think he definitely has a thing against professional black women. I agree with you that these women exist. There is no problem in creating these characters. The problem is that this all he creates! If a black woman has a career in any of his movies, she always has these same old negative character flaws.

    “Film producers usually base characters on people that have encountered in real life and what’s wrong with that? I say NO ONE has a right to tell Perry he CAN NOT ever portray Black women in negative way as if we’re perfect and are higher than any criticism. His stories would become unrealistic…”

    His stories would not be realistic? Are there no professional black women in real life that are not mean? Whenever he has nice black women in his movies, they’ve been abused or something in the movie. It is about constantly portraying black women as undesirable. They’re either attractive and mean, attractive and abused, or unattractive.

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    Of course. Everything Nia does is gold.

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