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Meet the New Modern Day “Steel Magnolia’s”


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. 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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    1. 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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      1. 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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      2. 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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      3. 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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      4. 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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      5. 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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      6. 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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      7. 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. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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    1. We shouldn’t be glorifying obesity.
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      Nor should we glorify stupidity and hate………

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

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  7. 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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  8. 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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    1. 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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  9. 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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    1. That girl they have playin Shelby, WOOF
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      That’s Phylicia and Ahmad Rashad’s daughter and YES that chile is ugly

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      1. That girl they have playin Shelby, WOOF
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        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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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    1. 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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    1. ima take my bath now so i’ll be ready
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      don’t u think you just gave us too much damn information. we don’t give a fuck bout u washin ya ass then watching the movie. WTF?

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  14. 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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    1. 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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      1. Tracy announces her show topics at the end of each show. aren’t you listening bra
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        🙂 yea i listen but i wanted to see if she was readin comments that’s why i asked the question.

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    1. 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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      1. 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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    1. Morning Yvonne,
      and who was that old ass man they had playin her husband?

      Condola Rashad, horrible acting horrible!

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      1. 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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      2. 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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      3. 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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      4. 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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      5. 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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      6. 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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      7. 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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      8. 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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      9. 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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      10. 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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      11. 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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      12. 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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      13. 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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      14. 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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      15. 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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      16. 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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