When Lifetime announced that they were doing a remake of Steel Magnolias with Queen Latifah as M’Lynn, I felt like I had just been slapped in the face by Jack Jr. on Easter Sunday. And after seeing the trailer, I’m torn (“Don’t they have anus stitches at the free clinic?” – you). On one hand, this looks really well done and like Lifetime put all their money on this and used leftover Camel Cash and drink tickets to pay for Liz & Dick. On the other hand, this sort of looks like six friends (Queen, Alfre Woodard, Phylicia Rashad, Jill Scott, Adepero Oduye and Condola Rashad) got drunk on pink wine together and started reciting lines from the movie (aka what I do every Sunday night with my dog. He plays Shelby, obviously.) It’s almost like a J. Jill catalog come to life. Where’s the camp?! Where’s the over-the-top tears?! Where was Shelby’s kitchen ass Sandy Duncan wig?
I’m mad at Lifetime, so I’m probably just taking that out on this trailer. I’m mad at Lifetime, because I just saw pictures of Lindsay Lohan on the Liz & Dick set looking like a bloated Miss Swann as Chinopatra.