Trailer for the ‘Steel Magnolias’ Remake Lets Us Know There’s a ‘Steel Magnolias’ Remake
Here’s something that slipped under the radar — The Lifetime network has remade ‘Steel Magnolias’ with an African-American cast, starring Queen Latifah and Alfre Woodard. And here’s a trailer to prove it!
It’s a strange remake because the trailer doesn’t seem to indicate that it was remade with a cast of black women for any specific reason other than aesthetics — and don’t get us wrong, it’s an interesting choice. The original film took place in Louisiana, so it makes sense to update it and replace the all-white cast with a more believable set of black actresses, given the setting and Louisiana’s rich African-American culture.
Queen Latifah co-stars with Alfre Woodard, Jill Scott, Phylicia Rashad, Adepero Oduye, and Condola Rashad in this television movie based on the 1989 film that starred Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Julia Roberts, and Daryl Hannah.
The story appears to be the same: a group of women convene in a beauty salon on the day one of them is to be married. Friendships blossom and drama unfolds in a touching comedy about life and love — and something about getting your hair done, which apparently makes Queen Latifah flip the hell out.