Woman Thou Art Loosed
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|Woman Thou Art Loosed|
|Directed by||Michael Schultz|
|Screenplay by||Stan Foster|
|Based on||Woman Thou Art Loosed|
by T. D. Jakes
T. D. Jakes
|Music by||Todd Cochran|
|Edited by||Billy Fox|
|Distributed by||Magnolia Pictures|
Woman Thou Art Loosed is a 2004 American drama film directed by Michael Schultz and written by Stan Foster. It was produced by Stan Foster and Reuben Cannon. It is the 44th film or series directed by Schultz and is adapted from the self-help novel by T. D. Jakes. The film tells the story of a young woman who must come to terms with a long history of sexual abuse, drug addiction, and poverty. It has been reported that the story was loosely based on the screenwriter's past relationship with a college girlfriend. A gospel stage play preceded the film.
- Kimberly Elise as Michelle Jordan
- Loretta Devine as Cassey Jordan
- Debbie Morgan as Twana
- Michael Boatman as Todd
- Clifton Powell as Reggie
- Idalis DeLeon as Nicole
- T. D. Jakes as Himself
- Sean Blakemore as Pervis
- Destiny Edmond as Michelle at age 12
- Jordan Moseley as Michelle at age 8
- Philip Bolden as Todd at age 8
- Maula Gale as Church Goer
The film was nominated for two NAACP Image Awards, winning the award for Outstanding Independent or Foreign Film; Elise and Devine received nominations at the Independent Spirit Awards for Best Female Lead and Best Supporting Female, respectively.
Woman Thou Art Loosed was also awarded at the American Black Film Festival for Best Film.
A sequel, titled Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day, was released on April 13, 2012.
- "Woman Thou Art Loosed". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 15, 2016.
- Scheck, Frank (April 14, 2012). "Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day: Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter.