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Steel Magnolia's Remake: We Wanna Know Whyyy!?

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Oh, tears spring to our eyes at the mere THOUGHT of Robert Harling's heart-wrenching love-filled drama that is Steel Magnolias!

And while we adore the new cast that make up the forthcoming Lifetime remake of the 1989 film, we must ask WHY remake such a classic, sentimental production?

But, originality is a dying art and we understand that twerks on original works can be just as powerful, if not more so, than their initial inspirations!

Ch-ch-check out the trailer (above) for Tony nominee Kenny Leon's version of Steel Magnolias starring Queen Latifah, Jill Scott, Phylicia Rashad, Alfre Woodard, and Adepero Oduye.

Obvi we will be glued to out televisions with an armament of kleenex on hand, whenever Lifetime decides to air this epic tale!

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24 comments to “Steel Magnolia's Remake: We Wanna Know Whyyy!?”

  1. D says – reply to this


    oh NO, no no no!

  2. morgan says – reply to this


    No no no no no no…that's y its on lifetime & not the big screen cuz its not right don't mess wit my steel magnolias..if u want to use a similar story line fine but not same name and stuff no no

  3. D says – reply to this


    WHY ?!?!?!
    Can't believe they would waste good money on trying to recreating perfection. So stupid

  4. 4

    Wow…. this is incredibly shitty…

  5. Shittrell says – reply to this


    This is so disturbing! WHY would they vandalize and destroy such a flawless, well-loved, classic movie like "Steel Magnolias"?!

  6. 6

    I love all the ladies in the movie, BUT word for word its all the same.

  7. 7


  8. 8

    why even see the movie, the preview gave the whole thing away…..awful

  9. 9

    Noooo!!!! REally? the same dialouge as the original? Bad taste…Booo!!!

  10. 10

    No, won't watch even if I did get Lifeline (which I do not), the orignal movie was so good and perfect.

  11. snuggleluppagus says – reply to this


    this is such frackin' bullshite! i can't believe this. anything to make a buck, screw the perfection of an original. gawd, gag me with a spoon!

  12. anjeeee says – reply to this


    Can't wait to see the movie. I loved the original and from the trailer I think I will love this one.

  13. 13

    Hell YEAH on this! I'm sick of all these white people.

  14. Squid says – reply to this


    This is dumb. I love these actress, but come on… get a new idea. This is even the same dialogue. We already have this movie!!! Create something new!!! Ridiculous. Will not be watching this. Ever.

  15. R says – reply to this


    Could they at least stop perpetuating the outdated notion that women with diabetes cant have children? Or shake and moan when eir BG s low- give shelby the juice, ugh.

  16. Becca says – reply to this


    Steel Magnolias was originally a play. It's all fair game, just like the thousands of Shakespeare adaptations… jeez, get a grip!!!

  17. jessica says – reply to this


    Obviously instead of coming up with something new and original they have to take another classic and turn it into a black version for the black crowd. That fact that the lead actresses are all black should've told you that.

  18. 18

    Steel Magnolia's was one of the BEAT plays I've been to in my live! I laughed and cried and did neither…NEITHER during the horrible movie. If the movie would have been more like the play it would have been golden. Maybe they'll get it right the second time around. I was young, traveled to New York (Broadway!) w/my Mom and saw Les Miserables, Cats, and Steel Magnolias (off broadway) and to this day my Mom and I talk about the magic of Steel Magnolias. Btw, the entire play takes place in the hair salon only!

  19. 19

    Black Steel Magnolias

  20. emi says – reply to this


    BOOOOOO i will not watch this…that movie is a classic, i am ashamed

  21. Meghan says – reply to this


    I'm not for the remake at all! The only difference is that the cast is black which I don't agree with it either! This was a true story (on the special edition dvd the director talks about it) and those women were white. Plus, I love Queen Latifah, I do, but there's no way she's going to top Sally Field's performance!!

  22. rebecca says – reply to this


    My mom sent me the link for this "new" version. Im not really sure why. I am disgusted. There are so many BETTER things venues to invest money in. This is ridiculous, and as someone who has had this story and its characters somehow etched into my heart, I find it offensive. I thought we had come further as a society. These women will NEVER come CLOSE to the original casts' ability to weave this story and draw you in emotionally. This is not a step in a positive direction for african americans or ANY american. It is petty and a waste of time. Shame on you lifetime and shame on you queen latifah. You are a fool for even attempting this. And as for women with diabetes "not being able to have babies" being a perpetuated myth.. it isnt. Just as in the movie, she COULD have a child, the doctor said that she SHOULDNT. She was an extreme case.. juvenile onset diabetes that was already affecting her kidneys/peripheral circulation. Diabetes and pregnancy is no joke. These children are at risk for MANY health problems after birth and many are pre-disposed to similar health problems in later life. I will not waste my time watching this garbage, I will not increase lifetime's viewing audience for this type of CRAP..if I could vote for a ban from airing it - I would. Very few things in life are perfect- the few thag are should be left that way.

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