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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."

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 6102/03/2013

Next up: "Beaches", starring Wanda Sykes and Angela Bassett.

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 110/11/2011

Well, the diabeetus will be more authentic.

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 210/11/2011

I fear this thread will devolve into lines from the original film filtered through ghetto-speak.

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 310/11/2011

This is just wrong.

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 410/11/2011

I hope it is better than " The Wiz" , what a disaster.

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 510/11/2011

Drink the juice, Shelby or I'll throw bleach on you!

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 610/11/2011

Please, Jesus, let DL fave Phylicia Rashad play Weezer!

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 710/11/2011

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?"

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 810/11/2011

And that's because America will never be integrated. How many black friends do you have? Exactly.

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 910/11/2011

R9, that's how it always is when we are left to our own volition.

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 1110/11/2011

[quote]Drink the juice, Shelby or I'll throw bleach on you!

not juice, Sunny D.

Why do they call it an original movie?

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 1210/11/2011

R12 missed the Walmart fight thread....

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 1410/11/2011

And we thought Darryl Hannah was stupid...

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 1510/11/2011

loretta devine & Jackee Harry

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 1610/11/2011

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.

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 1710/11/2011

Let's change the name of Truvy's shop. What shall it be?

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 1810/11/2011

Let's do a remake of The Wiz with an all white cast.

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 1910/11/2011

Well, there are no men in the film, so it could work. Will Shelby have a baby daddy?

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 2010/11/2011

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.

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 2210/11/2011

"Annell, I mean Tamika....I'm goin to need another bottle of cuticle oil...I mean jeri curl"

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 2310/11/2011

"Let's do a remake of The Wiz with an all white cast."

You're not already a Friend of Dorothy, are you?

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 2410/11/2011

Yo' betta drank dis muthafuckin' juice Shelby, or I be smackin' da black right yo' muthafuckin face, you skinny diabetes bitch!

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 2510/11/2011

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

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 2610/11/2011

"Let's do a remake of The Wiz with an all white cast."

Oh my God.

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 2710/11/2011

Steel Magnolias

Gurrrl, if you cain't say nothing good bout nobody, set yo nasty ass next ta mahn!!!

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 2810/11/2011

M'Lynn sure know how to catch a pig for dinner!

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 2910/11/2011

What R8 said. It's lazy and patronizing.

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 3010/11/2011

[quote]Let's change the name of Truvy's shop. What shall it be?

Madea's Weave Shack

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 3110/11/2011

[quote]Let's do a remake of The Wiz with an all white cast.

We'll call it THE WIZARD OF OZ!

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 3210/11/2011

Shirley MacLaine must be spinning in her grave.

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 3310/11/2011

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?

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 3410/11/2011

Drink the juice, Shaniqua! Drink the juice!

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 3510/11/2011

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.

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 3610/11/2011

this is scary

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 3910/11/2011

Gee, I wonder if they'll get Loretta Devine to star in it?

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 4010/11/2011

I'm sure it will be sassy but the gingham will be all wrong.

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 4110/11/2011

KYB!

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 4210/11/2011

I heard Diana Ross was up for the Shelby role...

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 4310/11/2011

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.

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 4410/11/2011

[R36] Go bitch go! I was just about to come and say the same thing.

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 4510/11/2011

"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

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 4610/11/2011

Hit that bitch weezie

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 4710/11/2011

Y'alls like my Baby Jebus wreaf? They was having a sale down at the Dollah Gen'al.

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 4810/11/2011

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!

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 4910/11/2011

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]

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 5010/11/2011

Mo' Nique IS Truvy

but they'll fuck it up and give it to Whoopi

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 5110/11/2011

Shelby, you in danger, girl.

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 5210/11/2011

Drink your jenkum, Shelby!

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 5310/11/2011

Jennifer Lewis will be Ouiser. Mark my words.

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 5410/12/2011

This has to be some crazy white persons idea. Black people dont want to see this at all.

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 5507/03/2012

All that really WHITE dialogue is going to sound funny as hell coming out of the mouths of African Americans.

Who the hell thought this was a good idea?!

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 5607/03/2012

Ouiser, I luv you more'n ma weave!

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 5707/04/2012

M'Lynn to Shelby: You is kind, you is beautiful, you is important.

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 5807/04/2012

I'm black and I'm not watching this shit. It was bad enough with a white cast.

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 5907/04/2012

R56, I don't remember anything white about the dialoge. Just southern.

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 6007/04/2012

I'm watching it and I have to say Queen Latifah acts circles around Sally Fields' portrayal of the mom. The rest of the cast is unmemorable.

by Shelby's Life Supportreply 6102/03/2013
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