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Queen Latifah's Steel Magnolias Confirms Premiere!

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Oh! And it's MUCH sooner than we expected!

Tony nominee Kenny Leon's remake of the 1989 emotional drama Steel Magnolias starring Queen Latifah, Condola Rashad, Alfre Woodard, Jill Scott, Adepero Oduye, and Phylicia Rashad, will air on Lifetime this October 7th!

This cult film — originally starring Julia Roberts, Sally Fields, Dolly Parton, Shirly MacLaine, Daryl Hannah and Olympia Dukakis — centers around a group of Louisiana women who habitually come together at a local salon. The story explores the importance of friendship in the face of life's great tragedies.

We're VERY excited to see this modern take on such a beloved classic… and we instantly adore any film featuring The Queen!

Although we're not sure if Q. Latifah can deliver Sally Field's "Whyyyyyy" cry in quite the same fashion…

Ha!

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8 comments to “Queen Latifah's Steel Magnolias Confirms Premiere!”



  1. 1

    Awesome…Loving it…



  2. 2

    "We're VERY excited to see this modern take …" How is it a "modern take" to just cast blacks to remake a classic movie? What's next? A remake of Gone With the Wind with all white rolls going to the darkies and vice versa? It's like doing a "reboot" of the classic musical Annie, with Will Smith's fug daughter taking the title rolls and rewriting the music so it's black. Why do the blacks not write their own stuff instead of doing very bad jobs with what they steal from whites? It makes them look lazy, jealous, and ridiculous. The new Steel Magnolias is going to be an epic fail, and that's too bad.



  3. 3

    I would love to see her portray the legendary Pearl Bailey on screen
    she'd be perfect for it
    would end up being her Oscar nomination I'll bet
    Ms Bailey had a fascinating life, was a huge talent, and came up in show business at a time in the country when segregation was acceptable- so I can only imagine the things that she had to endure
    don't know she ever wrote her autobioigraphy or if there is a credible biography
    but if ther is- Latifah needs to option it for a movie and produce it herself even!
    Can you imagine the people who were Ms Bailey's contemporaries then- and who might be perfect to play those roles
    I keep putting this out there hoping someone on QL`s radar sees it and brings the idea to her attention



  4. 4

    went online and found that there is a book called `Talking to Myself` that actually is Pearl Bailey`s autobiography
    source of wealth for a movie- can`t believe that Hollywood remakes movies all the time to the point that some of us have stopped going and it hasn`t considered something original like this
    attribute it to Hollywood being a younger generation who probably have never heard of her- and certainly have never seen her



  5. 5

    I think its very racist doing a deliberately black version of a film. its like youre saying that only whites relate to the original and there needs to be a version for blacks. Sad how blacks cant see how they just totally fuel the race issue with stuff like this. Its so separatist..them and us…we not the same.



  6. 6

    Is there any originality left in Hollywood?? Haven't they realized that remakes of great or classic films are a recipe for failure?!



  7. 7

    Re: PHWOARR

    It's based on a play, for fuck's sake. These roles have been cast and recast dozens of times (if not more) on the stage. The only thing racist about this is your white-ass comments.



  8. 8

    I love the cast as actors, however, the promo shows just bad acting. This movie is raw emotion. Sally Field at her daughter's funeral was so moving. Seeing the recreation in the preview made me sad. The quality of acting doesn't match the magnitude of the real people they portray.