Sweetie, Darling 'Absolutely Fabulous' is Back & on the Big Screen
This post is made possible by support from Fox Searchlight Pictures. All opinions are my own.
Between Brexit and the violence in America, fashion editor Patsy (Joanna Lumley) and PR agent Edina (Jennifer Saunders) are exactly what the universe needs right now. Two impossibly drunk, completely inappropriate, totally insensitive, somewhat lovable, hilarious crazy friends in search of fun. And more champagne.
I was invited to a screening of #AbFabMovie in San Francisco earlier this week at the gorgeous Alamo Drafthouse theater. The champagne was flowing all night and the crowd was beyond fabulous! Patsy and Edina in drag, fried green tomato sliders, spinach pizza, popcorn, bubbly for hours and swag. It was brilliant, Darling!
"Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie" picks up where the BBC show that first aired in 1992 left off. Patsy and Eddie are drunk on Bolly and the whole gang is back - from Edina's daughter Saffron, to her mom and of course her assistant Bubble. Bubble's outfits are so funny and distracting that I'll have to watch the movie a second time just to catch the jokes I missed while the entire theater erupted in laughter when Bubble appeared.
The ladies are a little older, a little more ridiculous and more irresponsible than ever. Edina's PR business is failing, she's out of champagne and she needs "more blog". Enter Kate Moss. Eddie just found out Kate is looking for a new PR agent and that's where the story takes off. From Kate to John Hamm - some of the celeb cameos are total laugh out loud moments.
If you're a fan of the original BBC series, you'll know what to expect. You won't be shocked or offended. These talented actresses are masters of slapstick and timing - true comedians. Jennifer Saunders, the author of the movie, cites Joan Rivers and Richard Pryor among her heroes. Comics from an era when they didn't censor themselves, when comics were funny - not PC. That's what you get with "Absolutely Fabulous" the show and the movie. Patsy and Eddie are so wrong, you can't help but laugh at them.
Yes, women behaving badly. That's what the world needs right now. Thank you Jennifer and Joanna for bringing these outrageous women to life to again. Patsy's snarl is the stuff of dreams and their true, loyal, supportive friendship is a testament to the power of sisterhood between women.
Grab your sweeties, fill up on Bolly and go to the movies on July 22nd to find out if Kate Moss sinks, swims or is a little bitch troll.