I mean really. They've made films for so many stupid tv shows and tv characters. Why not Edna? That'd be a hoot. Edna had a cameo in the new "Kath and Kim" film.
Why Wasn't A Dame Edna Film Made?
|by Hello, possums!||reply 22||10/04/2013|
You obviously never saw "The Hobbit."
|by Hello, possums!||reply 1||10/02/2013|
She could barely fill a Broadway theatre last time she tried and her TV show in the US bombed.
|by Hello, possums!||reply 2||10/02/2013|
They should team her with Vicki Lawrence's Mama and make a show. Two funny but limited characters might make a show.
The Dame Edna and Mamma TV talk show.
|by Hello, possums!||reply 3||10/02/2013|
The ONLY reason the Theatre did not fill last time is that she was double booked with a singing gay gerbil who is hated by Edna fans.
|by Hello, possums!||reply 4||10/03/2013|
She was in Nicholas Nickelby recently as Nathan Lane's wife and quite good.
A whole film? Ur, no.
|by Hello, possums!||reply 5||10/03/2013|
The theater was packed when I saw Dame Edna, Diane Sawyer, Candice Bergen and their men sat a couple rows behind me. Great fun! Those gladiolas were dangerous, like flying whips!
|by Hello, possums!||reply 6||10/03/2013|
|by Hello, possums!||reply 7||10/03/2013|
Dame Edna, even in her heyday, was funny for about 10 minutes tops.
I can't imagine sitting through a full length film of her shtick.
Also I saw her twice in the '90s, six years apart. The second show was a more-tired, sloppier, but almost word for word repeat of the first. I don't know why I let friends talk me into the second one.
|by Hello, possums!||reply 8||10/03/2013|
Likewise, r8. I went to see her show and couldn't understand what the fuss was about. Fun, but meh.
|by Hello, possums!||reply 9||10/03/2013|
R8 I disagree, her talk shows were very funny, she was a riot. R9 Her live shows are hysterically funny. But she needs to do them live. A film wouldn't work.
|by Hello, possums!||reply 10||10/03/2013|
A tv movie for Aussie television? They erected a statue to her. I mean, she was requested and performed for the queen.
|by Hello, possums!||reply 11||10/03/2013|
She's hilarious live.
|by Hello, possums!||reply 12||10/03/2013|
Australia does not like gays. So no Dame Edna movie.
|by Hello, possums!||reply 13||10/03/2013|
Isn't Barry Humphries straight?
|by Hello, possums!||reply 14||10/03/2013|
In the early 80s she was brilliant.
By the 90s she was lazy and recycling, but with enough of the old brilliance to carry her through.
It's interesting that America only accepted her in her twilight. She'd tried before to crack it but the NY Times critic of the time was supposedly homophobic (not that she's gay), but he didn't like camp, and delivered a hatchet review. Allegedly she literally had to wait two decades for this cunt to retire to have a second crack. By then, much of original brilliance had gone, but what was left was still good enough to make her a star.
But she had long been a big star in the UK and ex-Empire countries.
|by Hello, possums!||reply 15||10/03/2013|
I wonder if she wears buckets of 'old lady perfume'?
|by Hello, possums!||reply 16||10/04/2013|
I'm surprised he talk show wasn't aired in America - it usually had on Hollywood names. It was a delight to see her boss about the likes of Sean Connery.
|by Hello, possums!||reply 17||10/04/2013|
Dame Edna is still making headlines by spouting out politically incorrect statements. She's also the spokesperson for Jenny Craig, and they put her on a nationwide promotional tour, even exercising in tracksuits outside to the media with Dame Edna backup exercisers. It was hilarious. Dame Edna also co-hosted the Royal Wedding reporting for Canada.
And yes, Barry is straight.
|by Hello, possums!||reply 18||10/04/2013|
She's like Kramer or Fonzie, a little screen time goes a long way. Her three minutes in the Leno clip was hilarious.
|by Hello, possums!||reply 19||10/04/2013|
There was to be a film, but the studio (FOX) would only greenlight it if Miss Helen Lawson was cast as Dame Edna's best friend Madge. In addition, they wanted her to have a larger role. Dame Edna wise said that she'd "rather jump in a tidal pool full of blue ring octopussies than share a frame of film with that old pussy."
|by Hello, possums!||reply 20||10/04/2013|
America already has Glenn Close, we really don't need a duplicate.
|by Hello, possums!||reply 21||10/04/2013|
"You know what Joan Collins puts behind her ears to attract men? Her ankles?"
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