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Chatter Around The Banquet Table In New Clip From Upcoming All-Black 'Steel Magnolias'

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by Tambay A. Obenson
September 19, 2012 9:24 PM
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Lifetime has set October 7, at 9pm for the world premiere of its remake of the 1989 tear jerker drama, Steel Magnolias, with an all-African American cast that includes: Queen Latifah (she's also executive producer) as M'Lynn, Alfre Woodard as Ouiser, Phylicia Rashad as Clairee, Jill Scott as Truvy, Adepero Oduye as Annelle and Rashad’s daughter, Condola Rashad as Shelby. 

This all-black reincarnation for Lifetime is directed by Kenny Leon (ABC's A Raisin in The Sun, Broadway's Fences and The Mountaintop), from a script adapted from the 1989 film screenplay by Sally Robinson.

Supporting each other through their triumphs and tragedies, they congregate at Truvy’s beauty shop to ponder the mysteries of life and death, husbands and children - and hair and nails - all the important topics that bring women together.

Lance GrossTory Kittles and Michael Beasley co-star.

A new clip from the telepic has surfaced and it's embedded below:

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3 Comments

  • Michelle | September 23, 2012 7:04 PMReply

    Not sure why this needed to be remade... They are called "classics" for a reason. This is not an anti "African-American" or anti any race comment... But I'm not sure why this or any non African-American HAS to be made into an all African-American casted movie.

  • Wow | September 23, 2012 8:58 PM

    Michelle, not that I agree or disagree, but what are you implying when you said they are called classics for a reason? Should I infer that "classics" should never or can never be retold in any format? I am suggesting that by definition the word "classic" does not support your argument.

  • Troy | September 21, 2012 7:48 PMReply

    If there was a negative connotation toward this project in your article maybe you would have solicited a comment from a woman. Just another non-negative article about black woman that no woman has any opinion on. However they complained of perceived vitriol. A movie many black woman have loved over the years. The effort doesn't deserve it but maybe it will be a successful project for everyone involved. Queen Latifa find some original stories if you have the influence to get a project made that reinforces a white female culture that borrows from others only to be immortalized by the very culture they copied with television homage to a feature. He'll Spike Lee was making original films back then, that's it. Some young hispanic director should start recreating Spike Lee movies. That would fresh dare I say dope.

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