Thursday, March 12, 2009

Who's Unknown?

Chris Arnott on Tyler Perry:

One of the most bothersome things about the Tyler Perry phenomenon is how long it took mainstream America to catch on — and how the media still fails to appreciate his achievement. Time used this backhand compliment to describe him: "the most successful 'unknown' conglomerate in show business." "Mad Men" or "The Wire" or other shows that are referenced without condescending qualifiers like "unknown" would probably kill to have an audience as large as that which is aware of Perry's stage plays, let alone his films and TV series.