In an odd twist of fate, Tyler Perry, known best for donning drag and putting his name all over everything, is one of the stars of Gone Girl.
Now, I wouldn’t say that I dislike Tyler Perry’s work, I will just say that it is not for me. I will say, though, that I have always had a lot of respect for him. Anybody who refuses to take the traditional Hollywood route and instead builds a production empire in Atlanta deserves some praise for originality. To top it all off, he is fantastic in Gone Girl as an expert criminal defense lawyer. He delivers legal jargon in a way that is both entertaining and even kind of funny. He’s the kind of guy who will tell you exactly when you’r being an idiot. I sense an Oscar nomination on the horizon.
This is one of Tyler Perry’s only Hollywood roles (he also has a cameo in Star Trek). This got me thinking as to what would have happened if David Fincher surrendered some creative control to Mr. Perry. Here is a list of possible titles that we could have seen had Gone Girl been an actual Tyler Perry movie (Note: this list contains SPOILERS for Gone Girl…so if you haven’t seen it yet, you’ve been warned):
Did you skip this intro? Because SPOILER ALERT starting right now.
Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Girl is Gone
Tyler Perry’s Meet the Dunnes
Tyler Perry’s Ben Affleck Goes to Jail
Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Little Trust Fund
Tyler Perry’s Diary of a Mad White Woman
Tyler Perry’s Amazing Amy’s Family Reunion
Tyler Perry’s I Can Fake My Own Murder All By Myself
Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys
Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married? [Okay, so those last two are real]