Out There :: Glitz & Glamour (and 'AbFab the Movie!') for 2016

  • by Roberto Friedman
  • Saturday January 2, 2016
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We turn the calendar page and welcome 2016, also known as the year of the release of "Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie!"

We can think of no better gift to our readers than to share the advance publicity on "Ab Fab: The Movie," coming to theaters this July 1, directed by Mandie Fletcher; screenplay by Jennifer Saunders; produced by Jon Plowman and Damian Jones; and starring Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, Jane Horrocks, and June Whitfield. Five ultra-talented ladies named J! Here's all the buzz, sweetie darlings.

"Appropriate for their big-screen debut, Edina and Patsy are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to: Shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London's trendiest hotspots. Blamed for a major incident at an uber-fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forever more!"

Comic Margaret Cho has recently fussed on Twitter about the AbFab movie casting a non-Asian actor in an Asian role. We understand her pique. But there's a thing known as color-blind casting in operatic roles, i.e., you don't have to be an Ethiopian princess to play Aida. And AbFab is nothing if not operatic. So Out There withholds judgment until the film's release.

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