Sweetie, darling, thank God, thank, God! The American butchery of the beloved classic Absolutely Fabulous has been cooked up, sliced and snorted! Hopefully, it will never be heard from again! Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood says that Fox has shooed the pilot away, because they just didn’t think it was for them. Nikki says it might have been to “femme.” Does “femme” mean “watered down shit” in TV-talk, because that’s why the American version didn’t work.
The pilot starred Kristen Johnston and Kathryn Hahn as Patsy and Edina. The setting was moved from London to Los Angeles. Before they shot the pilot, Kristen said that the American version was definitely more PC. She said there would be less smoking and probably no coke. Translation: FAIL. The original Patsy and Edina wouldn’t even be able to move without a ciggie or a snort.
Sucks for Kristen, but YAY for us. If this actually made its way onto my TV screen, I knew I just had to watch it and I was dreading it. My liver was shaking too, because it knew that I would have to consume an entire liquor store just to deal. Our beautiful memories of Patsy and Edina remain intact. Phew. It was going to get ugly.
I mean, look at the picture above. They aren’t even wearing Lacroix!