Lifetime to Remake "Steel Magnolias" With All Black Cast
Oh, hell to the NO.
"The 1989 film Steel Magnolias is getting a contemporary remake with an all-black cast. Lifetime is developing an original movie based on the hit feature, which will be produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron and Sony Pictures TV, where the duo’s Storyline Entertainment has an exclusive deal for event long-form programming. Kenny Leon, who directed Storyline/SPT’s previous collaboration, the 2008 ABC movie A Raisin In The Sun, is attached to direct the new Steel Magnolias, which, like the movie, will be set in Louisiana and explore the bond among a group of women in the present day."
Next up: "Beaches", starring Wanda Sykes and Angela Bassett.
Well, the diabeetus will be more authentic.
I fear this thread will devolve into lines from the original film filtered through ghetto-speak.
This is just wrong.
I hope it is better than " The Wiz" , what a disaster.
Drink the juice, Shelby or I'll throw bleach on you!
Please, Jesus, let DL fave Phylicia Rashad play Weezer!
Translation: "We need a property like "The Help" -- but we don't want to take any risks or support development of young black writers. Let's re-do a sure thing and take credit for it. Hey, didn't "Steel Magnolias" have a lot of sassy women and take place in the south?"
And that's because America will never be integrated. How many black friends do you have? Exactly.
I've heard that they're going to rename this version as either 'Steal Cars', or 'Steal Wallets'.
R9, that's how it always is when we are left to our own volition.
[quote]Drink the juice, Shelby or I'll throw bleach on you!
not juice, Sunny D.
Why do they call it an original movie?
And like most black movies, no one will see it.
R12 missed the Walmart fight thread....
And we thought Darryl Hannah was stupid...
loretta devine & Jackee Harry
This is just so insane. The characters in that play/movie were very specific, very specific WHITE SOUTHERN women. To make them African-American would be to change the story and characters entirely. I expect that if this thing actually gets made it will be ridiculously bad.
Let's change the name of Truvy's shop. What shall it be?
Let's do a remake of The Wiz with an all white cast.
Well, there are no men in the film, so it could work. Will Shelby have a baby daddy?
[quote] Translation: "We need a property like "The Help" -- but we don't want to take any risks or support development of young black writers. Let's re-do a sure thing and take credit for it. Hey, didn't "Steel Magnolias" have a lot of sassy women and take place in the south?"
Surely Tyler Stepin Fetchit Perry could come up with something!
It's a stupid cynical idea on Lifetime's part. They probably figured it was perfect because of the beauty salon setting. I hate STEEL MAGNOLIAS so I wouldn't see a remake.
"Annell, I mean Tamika....I'm goin to need another bottle of cuticle oil...I mean jeri curl"
"Let's do a remake of The Wiz with an all white cast."
You're not already a Friend of Dorothy, are you?
Yo' betta drank dis muthafuckin' juice Shelby, or I be smackin' da black right yo' muthafuckin face, you skinny diabetes bitch!
Mo'nique as M'Lynn
I told my mother about this and some of the ideas for changes. She said they would be shooting the birds out of the trees for dinner probably
"Let's do a remake of The Wiz with an all white cast."
Oh my God.
Gurrrl, if you cain't say nothing good bout nobody, set yo nasty ass next ta mahn!!!
M'Lynn sure know how to catch a pig for dinner!
What R8 said. It's lazy and patronizing.
[quote]Let's change the name of Truvy's shop. What shall it be?
Madea's Weave Shack
[quote]Let's do a remake of The Wiz with an all white cast.
We'll call it THE WIZARD OF OZ!
Shirley MacLaine must be spinning in her grave.
As long as Tyler Perry isn't involved, how bad can it be? I know a lot of people enjoy the first movie, but itsn't because it was so bad it was camp?
Drink the juice, Shaniqua! Drink the juice!
You people are fucking racist nuts. It was an okay play and just a so-so movie with one of the worst performances ever nominated for an Academy Award by a woman from GEORGIA who couldn't master a southern accent. There's nothing sacred about it and it could probably only be improved. It doesn't even need to be re-written. It has absolutely nothing in it that would need to be changed for a black cast. If it were an all-male version, I might understand. But you ninnies just keep on complaining.
Wow! Drink the juice, R36.
Please god don't let that douche Tyler Perry attach himself to the project.
this is scary
Mrs. Barbara Bush, mother
Gee, I wonder if they'll get Loretta Devine to star in it?
I'm sure it will be sassy but the gingham will be all wrong.
The original film has smug, pretentious, and self-satisfied written all over it from top to bottom and back again.
If the black version could simply delete the smug, pretentious, and self-satisfied elements, then it might be watchable. Then again, the plot is mundane and predictable, so that probably wouldn't help. So forget what I just said.
I Gag at the Thought of Steel Magnolias
[R36] Go bitch go! I was just about to come and say the same thing.
"If you don't have anyyhing nice to say to anyone, you can lay your booty down next to mine."
Phylicia Rashad as Clar'ee
Hit that bitch weezie
Y'alls like my Baby Jebus wreaf? They was having a sale down at the Dollah Gen'al.
I want Angela Bassett to play M'Lynn. Because you know if Clairee told her to, she WOULD slap Ouiser Boudreax. She would take her rings off and knock Ouiser on her ASS!
OPRAH: I just wanna hit something! I wanna hit it hard!
MISS CELIE: Beat HER! [grabs WEEZIE JEFFERSON by the shoulder and positions her in front]