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All-Black STEEL MAGNOLIAS Film In The Works

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It's only offensive if one lets it become that. The Tyler Perry comment doesn't have to be taken negatively. While my eyebrow raised at the comment as well, the poster didn't necessarily say that the Tyler Perry element is a bad thing, so don't take it that way. It only has that negative weight if one allows it to.

Updated On: 7/5/12 at 03:02 PM
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"it may be a towering work of sheer dramatic genius."

Impossible. It's Steel Magnolias, which is just basically a Tyler Perry movie in whiteface. Which is why I raised an eyebrow here. The Perry factor is a feature, not a bug.
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The lifetime coming attraction looks very good. No matter how one feels about the premise concept (I have no problem with it btw), it appears to have been brilliantly cast. Jill Scott, Phylicia Rashad, Queen Latifah, and Alfre Woodard all look terrific.
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The lifetime coming attraction looks very good. No matter how one feels about the premise concept (I have no problem with it btw), it appears to have been brilliantly cast. Jill Scott, Phylicia Rashad, Queen Latifah, and Alfre Woodard all look terrific.
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I'm not getting Woodard as Oiser. I guess she wanted to stretch herself? I love her so much, but it just seems odd. I'd much rather her as M'Lynn.

I cannot NOT smile when I see Jill Scott.
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I love, love, love, loooooove Jill Scott!

Did I mention I love Jill Scott? Well. I do!
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The cast will be on The View today.
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From the article posted above - "She notes there was a 1992 CBS movie based on the same material and she was credited as a co-producer."

What 1992 CBS movie was based on Steel Magnolias?!?!?
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It was a failed TV pilot.
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OMG! I must see this NOW!?!?
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Three more days! I cannot wait!
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Info on the 1990 television version of STEEL MAGNOLIAS. The cast included Cindy Williams as M'Lynn, Polly Bergen as Clairee and Elaine Stritch as Ousier
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Oh My. What a raucous group that must have been.
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That failed TV pilot sounds 1,000,000 times better than this dreck.
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Well I am certainly glad that we can still all judge it before it even airs.
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Of course we can. They're black, and they've gone and blacked up a perfectly white play. If we can't judge that sight unseen, what have we come to?
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I hope this opens the door for Lifetime to do more All-Black remakes of things, if only to upset certain white people!
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I can't wait for these!

All black version of

GONE WITH THE WIND and...
THE BIRTH OF A NATION!!
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Im hoping for an all Philipino remake of FINAL DESTINATION 3.
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I want an all white version of The Color Purple but with Irish accents.

We'll call it the Color Green.
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Though a tiny part of me is curious to see an all black version of Les Miserables set in 1930-50s Jim Crow south
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Haters gonna hate, but I can't wait till tonight! T-minus three hours and counting!

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It got a decent grade, a B, and write up from The AV Club.
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EW gave it a B+ and had some nice words for the Queen, but that's the only review I've seen.

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