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The Color Purple Behind The Scenes

The Color Purple Picture
Go behind the scenes and learn what went on during the making of the 1985 Drama movie starring Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey et al.
Contributed by: Patrick Fogerty
Tina Turner, at the height of her 80s comeback popularity, turned down the role of Shug Avery and opted instead for the role of Aunty Entity in "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome".
Contributed by: Hanne Kjersem
Patti LaBelle auditioned for the part of Shug Avery.
Rewind Archive
Steven Spielberg admits that his greatest mistake in directing this film was his lack of courage portraying the lesbian relationship between Celie and Shug. At the time of filming, Spielberg feared that overt sexuality between the two characters would alienate audiences, a decision he now regrets.
Deleted Scenes
When movies are made, scenes are often left on the cutting room floor.
Alternate Versions
Sometimes, there will be several versions of a movie floating about on cable, tv or video etc. Other times, a Director may release a special cut of the movie.
The Color Purple