The actresses were on hand for a first look at the Tyler Perry-directed film at the Ziegfeld Theatre Monday night. The movie is based on a 1975 play that features a series of 20 poems telling stories about topics such as love, abandonment and domestic abuse.
Kerry Washington and Thandie Newton Work the Red Carpet at the "For Colored Girls" Premiere
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 25: Kerry Washington and Thandie Newton attend the premiere of 'For Colored Girls' at Ziegfeld Theatre on October 25, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
Tuesday, Oct 26, 2010 Updated at 2:30 AM EDT