Tyler Perry Began Shooting His New Film Today

It's called SINGLE MOM'S CLUB, but it's not porn.

I'm new to the movie news scene, so I don't know if it's normal for movie studios to issue press releases celebrating the first day of a project's principal photography. Regardless of whether or not it's typical, Lionsgate sure as Hell sent one out regarding Tyler Perry's new film, Single Mom's Club, which began shooting today in Atlanta.

Here for your viewing pleasure is the synopsis: "Brought together by an incident at their children’s school, a group of single mothers from different walks of life bond, and create a support group that helps them find comedy in the obstacles of life, as well as their inner strength to overcome their personal challenges."

Tyler Perry has an pretty surprising cast going into this one. First off, he's in it, which I didn't previously know. Amy Smart will be there, confirming her golden days are now behind her (but not in my heart!). The film also has Wendi McLendon-Covery of Reno 911! and Bridesmaids fame. It also has some dude named William Levy - I've never heard of him, but he looks just like the lead singer for Fun. so I kind of already dislike him. Also, and most importantly: Terry Fucking Crews.

There's one other bit of news hidden within this press release, and it's kind of my favorite part. At the conclusion of his bio, Lionsgate mentions Tyler Perry's upcoming theatrical release, previously known as The Marriage Councilor, or more likely Tyler Perry's The Marriage Councilor, by casually dropping its perfectly fucked up new title: Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Councilor. I love you, TP.

I get more excited about these new Tyler Perry movies than normal now that my book's done and I no longer have to write long ass chapters on them. Instead I can just sit back and let the weirdness wash over me. Unfortunately, Tyler Perry has been making some relatively unweird movies lately (Alex Cross excluded). Though I'm looking forward to Single Mom's Club (backwards Breakfast Club premise sounds absolutely perfect for Perry), I have a suspicion it will be yet another soft, not horrible film similar to Madea's Witness Protection. But that movie encouraged Denise Richards to yell like a big black lady, so what am I really complaining about, exactly?

I do hold big hopes and dreams for this Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Councilor, though. Something about this one feels just ripe enough to deliver another repugnant masterpiece like the Why Did I Get Married movies. Luckily, I only have to wait until March.

Raise your hand if you don't give a shit.