‘I Can Do Bad All By Myself’ poster flaunts what Taraji P.’s got

Posted by · 11:16 am · August 5th, 2009

I Can Do Bad All By MyselfOkay, I can’t stand Tyler Perry’s movies and I think “I Can Do Bad All By Myself” is an awful title (and a film I honestly hadn’t heard of until today), but when Drew McWeeny posted this exclusive poster premiere over at HitFix, my jaw hit the ground and, well, I had to share.

See, I pretty much fell head-over-heels for Taraji P. Henson last year.  I ran into her constantly throughout the season after interviewing her early on for a Variety profile and the girl has so much spunk it’s hard — uh, difficult — not to feel a primal surge of attraction when she’s around.  Of course, it doesn’t hurt that she’s got a body to die for (and at 39 years old, no less).

And this poster pretty much spells that out for you.  I say do away with the floating heads, the silly tagline and the cast listing and leave it at sultry Taraji and the credit capsule at the bottom.  It would be more striking that way, less “safe” (because let’s face it, those smiling mugs surrounding Henson pretty much wink at the viewer and say, “It’s okay, this is a Tyler Perry joint.”)  Give me edgy and fierce any day.  And hell, it might even sell me on the title.

Check out the full poster after the jump.

I Can Do Bad All By Myself

(Courtesy: Motion/Captured)

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8 responses so far

  • 1 8-05-2009 at 11:41 am

    James D. said...

    Why couldn’t that be the focus of Benjamin Button? David Fincher failed.

  • 2 8-05-2009 at 11:41 am

    Devany said...

    I agree, she looks stunning! And yeah, the poster would make much more of an impact with just her. Floating heads look ridiculous.

  • 3 8-05-2009 at 12:21 pm

    geha714 said...

    She’s 39? DAMN!

  • 4 8-05-2009 at 3:09 pm

    Clayton said...

    Nice figure, but I don’t find her face to be particularly attractive. Not in that photo, anyways.

  • 5 8-05-2009 at 5:00 pm

    /3rtfu11 said...

    This film is an adaptation of his stage play – explains the un-cinematic quality of the title.

  • 6 8-06-2009 at 5:44 am

    Brian said...

    I can’t believe you guys are surprised a 39-year-old body can look this good. Plenty of actresses stay hot into their 50’s and beyond. Hello…Helen Mirren, anyone?

  • 7 8-06-2009 at 8:07 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Not surprised, just thankful.

  • 8 8-06-2009 at 10:56 am

    W.J. said...

    I think that body fits so well with that title. I bet she can do bad with anyone, even by herself.

    If they would have just used the original image against a black background, this would’ve been golden. The floating heads, mushy tagline and pink-and-teal mist almost ruin the poster. Simplicity is golden.