Absolutely Fabulous is Back #AbFabMovie
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Edina and Patsy are back and up to their old tricks, dahling, this time drinking and smoking their way around the London Fashion Scene and the South of France. Absolutely Fabulous, the hit British TV show that had an amazingly long run from 1992-2012, is now on the big screen, which means you’ve got a great excuse to head out for the evening with a friend.
Which is what I did recently when I saw the screening. My friend Mary Kay and I headed to Hollywood, had a little dinner, a little champagne, saw the movie, and laughed a lot.
Just for the record, we were laughing even before seeing the movie because that’s what we like to do. Last Summer we went on a grown-up work-cation to ComicCon and spent 3 days laughing – and it felt like we were living the AbFab life, if only for a few days – and without the smoking.
Since we were traveling without our families in tow, we were free to sample all the fun San Diego has to offer, and since we also had a podcast at the time called “Whiskey and Walkers,” we also spent some time sampling cocktails around town, too. We had a rip-roaring good time, and when we came home we had to sleep for about a week.
This screening offered us a chance to have a super fun night out, albeit with less crazy ComicCon antics and still no smoking.
I was a big fan of the show, and one of the things I loved the most was that it was a show about women. I know that seems overly obvious, but it’s a pretty rare thing, not only to have a show that stars and is written by women, but that is really about women.
It was also very funny: silly, inappropriate, outrageous and laugh-out-loud funny.
The stars, Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley, were always willing to do whatever it took to get the laughs, and personal humiliation was not a deterrent. Neither was political incorrectness, as these characters do not follow a lot of rules.
But whatever they were doing, they were having a ball and loving each other. They were a team.
The movie’s tone is very, very silly, and the audience we saw it with giggled quite a lot. There are delicious cameos from the Fashion world, lots of nods to the TV show, an endless parade of fabulous and outrageous outfits, and the inevitable confronting of reality as Eddy and Pats realize they’ve aged. But then again, who hasn’t? Doesn’t mean you can’t have fun!
Sarah Auerswald is the co-Founder of MomsLA.com. This post is made possible by support from Fox Searchlight Pictures. All opinions are my own.