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Meet the New Modern Day “Steel Magnolia’s”

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October 7, 2012 by The ReadyWriter


Queen Latifah, Jill Scott, Alfre Woodard and Phylicia Rashad will star in the classic southern story “Steel Magnolia’s” which premiere’s tonight on Lifetime television.

Alfre Woodard plays cranky Ouiser (Shirley MacLaine’s role); Phylicia Rashad plays her sidekick, Clairee (Olympia Dukakis’ role); relative newcomer (and Phylicia’s real-life daughter) Condola Rashad takes on Shelby, the role Julia Roberts originated; Jill Scott plays Truvy (Dolly Parton’s role), who runs the salon where they all convene, and her assistant Annelle (originally Daryl Hannah) is played by Adepero Oduye.

Queen Latifah is producing and leading the big-name, all-African-American cast as M’Lynn (the matriarchal role Sally Field made famous) will shine in the made for television release tonight at 9:00 PM.

Be sure and share your thoughts after the movie. 🙂

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101 thoughts on “Meet the New Modern Day “Steel Magnolia’s”

  1. Angelhair says:

    But um, i think it’s a pointless remake that wastes the talents of its stars. And it seems a racist concept to remake a story soley for actors of a certain color.

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    • Acquitta says:

      And it seems a racist concept to remake a story soley for actors of a certain color.
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      Queen Latifah’s doin it all. and i don’t find an all black cast racist. esp. when its been all white cast all of our lives on television. so get over it!!!

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      • Mahogany says:

        And it seems a racist concept to remake a story soley for actors of a certain color.
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        Chile please!!

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      • Adriane says:

        And it seems a racist concept to remake a story soley for actors of a certain color.
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        black women actresses can do that so GET OVER IT!!!!!!!!!

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      • Starr says:

        And it seems a racist concept to remake a story soley for actors of a certain color.
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        AIN’T NO DAMN BODY RACIST STHU ANGELHAIR

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      • Daisy says:

        And it seems a racist concept to remake a story soley for actors of a certain color.
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        Oh lawd, we can always count on somebody for the drama now can’t we?

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      • bobby says:

        Angelhair,
        Prejudice and jealously is a sickness and will eat you from the inside out.

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      • Nicole says:

        And it seems a racist concept to remake a story soley for actors of a certain color.
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        You haven’t even seen it… speaks volumes about YOU –> Angelhair.

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      • Al-scream says:

        angelhair is a white girl lost on this blog so she say dumb shit.

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      • yes says:

        And it seems a racist concept to remake a story soley for actors of a certain color.
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        I’m sure this was Latifah’s main reason for the remake but i don’t think she was being racist. just my 2 cents.

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      • Tamala says:

        And it seems a racist concept to remake a story soley for actors of a certain color.
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        Not racist @Angelhair, Fuckin brilliant!!!!

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  2. Zenna says:

    Some things you just shouldn’t mess with. Thumbs down to a remake.

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  3. Acquitta says:

    I will watch and likely enjoy this new production

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  4. Tamala says:

    This story springs from the relationships of mother and daughter, female friends of different strata of society, older and younger, joy and sorrow. At some point in our lives, most women have filled a couple or three of these roles. It’s an old story told in a new way.

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  5. RandomChick says:

    what happened to creativity? i keep seeing recycled things that have already been done. i will not be watching, too bad they couldn’t produce something original.

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  6. CorparateBitch says:

    Thanks for the post blog queen but…..I won’t be watching. I enjoyed the original and there is no need for me to see black women in the re-make.

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  7. Adam says:

    If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.

    wassup tra

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  8. Mahogany says:

    I will be watching this. I love Queen Latifah and Jill Scott who has quite possibibly the most beautiful smile on earth.

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  9. Felicia says:

    I love Jill Scott and will be tuned in.

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  10. Jamilla says:

    Steel Magnolias is one of my all time favorite movies….can’t wait to see it with the new cast!!

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  11. Adriane says:

    I can’t wait to see this. This is one of those movies you can watch over and over. And I LOVE Queen Latifa. She is an outstanding role model

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  12. YES says:

    From the clips I’ve seen, the various attempts at Southern accents were as all over the map as the original

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  13. Anonymous says:

    We shouldn’t be glorifying obesity.

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    • Keisha says:

      We shouldn’t be glorifying obesity.
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      Nor should we glorify stupidity and hate………

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      • Tamala says:

        We shouldn’t be glorifying obesity.
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        Nor should we glorify stupidity and hate………--> COSIGN!

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  14. Keisha says:

    They remake movies all of the time, a good story is worth retelling.

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  15. Cindy says:

    This movie is one of my all time favorites and while I’m sure that these talented women will do a very good job in their parts I still think that when you get it right the first time why mess with it.

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  16. Starr says:

    In a world of un-needed remakes this has to be close to the top of the list but ima still watch it.

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  17. Sane says:

    What’s next? All-white versions of the following: “A Raisin in the Sun”, “Sounder”, “Mahogany”, “Dreamgirls”, “Sparkle”, “Harlem Nights”, “Lady Sings the Blues”, “New Jack City”, “The Color Purple”, “Porgy & Bess”, “Jackie Brown”, “Waiting to Exhale”, “Poetic Justice”, “Waiting to Exhale” or “Carmen Jones’?!? NO!!!!!!!! If it ain’t BROKE….don’t FIX it!!!!

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    • Cameo1 says:

      Sane,
      As much as I like Phylicia Rashad, I didn’t like her in the remake of Raisin in the Son and Diddy is no Poitier either.

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  18. BrownGirl says:

    Why remake this film, it already was prefect? I will not be watching. The previews alone were enough to make me sick! That girl they have playin Shelby, WOOF no way can she act! I would Sue for ruining a good, classic film, that did not need to be REMADE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Shawnia says:

      That girl they have playin Shelby, WOOF
      ********************************************
      That’s Phylicia and Ahmad Rashad’s daughter and YES that chile is ugly

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      • Lexy says:

        That girl they have playin Shelby, WOOF
        ********************************************
        That’s Phylicia and Ahmad Rashad’s daughter and YES that chile is ugly
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        Um yea she’s not cute at all, IDK who da hell she look like.

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      • Natasha says:

        Hey Ladies,
        I didn’t know that was Phylicia Rashad’s daughter. wow she looks nothing like her.

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      • SlickRick says:

        i agree wit ya’ll ladies, that’s an ugly lil bitch.

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  19. Shawnia says:

    not crazy about remakes but i gots to see how they will spin this. so i’ll be watching.

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  20. Daisy says:

    I am not usually excited when there is a remake because they are, to me, never as good as the original but i’ma check this out.

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  21. Olivijah says:

    For some reason, I am excited to see this remake. The original will still have a special place in my heart, but I think this new cast will do the film justice.

    I will be watching.

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  22. EbonyEyes says:

    I don’t know why exactly, but I am realllllly excited about this movie. So many wonderful woman…it’s nice!

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  23. Ionna says:

    There is something magic about Woodard on screen. The entire cast is seductive. Scorn is my usual reaction when I hear that a classic film is being remade. This time? Pretty much upside down and inside out excited.

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  24. Lexy says:

    Cant wait

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  25. Mrs. Hawthorne says:

    It’s a TV movie, genius. And it will do quite well.

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    • Natasha says:

      It’s a TV movie, genius. And it will do quite well.
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      @Mrs, I couldn’t agree more. I feel the same way

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  26. bobby says:

    can’t wait to check this out. ima take my bath now so i’ll be ready. 🙂

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  27. Nicole says:

    i’ll be checkin for it 🙂

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  28. Bird says:

    I love Queen Latifah, but she is not Sally Fields… I do not see her pulling off that ‘cementery’ scene…..but we’ll see.

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  29. Crystal says:

    I loved the Original “Steel Magnolias

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  30. HevLord says:

    not into this but ok

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  31. Al-scream says:

    yeah whateva y’all just came in to say whaddup.

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  32. applebottomgirl says:

    gotta see this

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  33. QTip says:

    nice cast of beautiful black women.

    so tra what’s ya show about this week?

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    • 2Thick4U says:

      so tra what’s ya show about this week?
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      Tracy announces her show topics at the end of each show. aren’t you listening bra.

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  34. 2Thick4U says:

    This should be interesting I’ll be watching it contrary to the fact that this is a remake.

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  35. CoCo says:

    Not crazy about remakes but I’m going to support this all star cast of african american talents. 🙂

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  36. Joanne says:

    this is going to be good. the thing about remakes is, you have something to compare.

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  37. bobby says:

    Yea um phylicia rashads daughter is one ugly chick

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  38. alscream says:

    Damn Latifah and Jill Scott’s titties look huge in this movie

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    • Mahogany says:

      Damn Latifah and Jill Scott’s titties look huge in this movie
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      You shouldna been lookin @ they breast but at their acting skills. thank u

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      • alscream says:

        You shouldna been lookin @ they breast but at their acting skills. thank u
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        @Mahogany, u couldn’t help but LOOK at them tigg ole bitties they were staring the camera str8 in da face.

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      • yes says:

        Damn Latifah and Jill Scott’s titties look huge in this movie
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        LMAO 🙂 Yeah they were a distraction

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  39. Yvonne says:

    I loved the movie but hated how they ended it.
    Kang Latifah played the hell out of her part tho.

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    • Adriane says:

      Morning Yvonne,
      and who was that old ass man they had playin her husband?

      Condola Rashad, horrible acting horrible!

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      • Applebottom says:

        Morning Ladies, none of the male characters were familiar. but i enjoyed it. and No Phylicia’s daughter can’t act!

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      • CorporateBitch says:

        Morning ceo ladies,
        They stuck to the script but changed it up a bit.

        the cemetary scene in the original was instead inside the beauty parlor.

        it was ok.

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      • Felicia says:

        Morning

        *Yvonne
        *Corp
        *Adriane
        *and Apple

        It was a good made for tv movie but i like the original better. 🙂

        Queen Latifiah know she can act.

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      • Bobby says:

        Morning everyone,
        I liked this one but Condola Rasha CAN NOT ACT!!!!!

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      • Mrs. says:

        Morning Ceo Ladies, I thought it was OK.

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      • Gia says:

        morning everyone, this one was ok i liked the original better. nice that queen latifah had her all-star black casts but there was nothing like the original.

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      • Kayla says:

        I loved it.
        The original was good too.

        Morning ladies 🙂

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      • Nicole says:

        It was all a buncha hype.

        morning every1

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      • Mahogany says:

        i thought it was ok. it was def an all star cast which is what drew headlines but i’m sorry y’all there’s nothing like the original. they should have shown the original 1st and than kang latifah’s version.

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      • QueenC says:

        moaning ladies./.i thought it was ok. and i agree with those who say rashad’s daughter can’t act the girl was horrible.

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      • Yasha says:

        morning
        didn’t watch but i’m sure they’ll show it again.

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      • Starr says:

        hey ladies. i thought it was acceptable.

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      • Pinky says:

        wassup y’all….i thought the show was good, never saw the original so i have nothing to compare. as for condola rashad, yea um, i agree that chile can’t act!

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      • Tammy says:

        Morning everybody:
        I missed the Black version of Steel Magnolias???
        Didn’t realize it was coming on. I could kick myself but I’m enjoying y’alls comments tho.

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      • Acquitta says:

        Morning

        @Tammy, that’s why u gotta stay checkin this blog.

        I thought this version was ok. queen latifah was good in her role. erbody else was just ok. but again, condola whateva her name is cannot act. she didn’t get the acting gene from mommy and dats fa sure.

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      • RandomChick says:

        morning

        I agree, condola can’t act but i give this remake a C+ it was ok.

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      • Gabriella says:

        good morning ladies 🙂 I loved this remake i think queen latifah did a wonderful job directing. glad she didn’t divert too much from the original script because the original steel magnolia’s is a heart wrenching film. overall i loved it.

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      • Pointman says:

        wassup ceo ladies.
        came up in here to try and even out the balance. this was a ‘chick flick’ so i’m lost.

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      • alscream says:

        whaddup

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      • yes says:

        hey everybody i thought the remake was cool. such a cast of beautiful women.

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      • Ionna says:

        Afternoon Ceo’ers 😉

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      • Tamala says:

        Hey Ceo Peoples i thought the black version was ok. i think the acting was subpar to the least. i think alfre woodard coulda played her part stronger., condola/granola whateva the fuck her name is can’t act. jill scott was ok and so was phylicia rashad. kudos to latifah’s acting skills but that man was too damn old to be her husband. where dem men and boys come from anyway? these musta been 1st cast roles for them.

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      • Danny says:

        LOL by the looks of all the female ceo commentors, i guess this was a ‘chick flick’ ok so that explains why i wasn’t into this.

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      • Daisy says:

        Hello Ceo Ladies and Gents,

        I thought the remake was ok, loved the original better. I also agree that Phylicia's daughter Can't Act!

        Enjoy your Monday people~

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      • QTip says:

        Good afternoon ladies. so this is where y’all all convened 🙂 I thought this was a good chick flick. i don’t think alfre’s character was as cranky as the original weezer (played by shirley mcclaine in the original). it was ok tho.

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      • HarlemGirl says:

        Hey everybody, I see this is where the conversation is, 🙂 i liked the black version of “steel magnolia’s” I thought it was good and could have been a little better. but kudos to kang latifah for doing her thing.

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  40. Ionna says:

    loved the remake. i loved it and hope they air it again.

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  41. Danny says:

    I have no clue about either movie the original or the remake i just follow Tra and read what she post.

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  42. Bobby says:

    Just checking to see if we had a new post yet.

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  43. tammy says:

    I’m watching it again I didn’t know Julius Irving was the minister in church. They needed a prettier Shelby.

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  44. UncleEd says:

    I love Queen Latifah she’s beautiful.

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