Now this is a far better idea than “Sex and the City 3.” Long before there was Carrie Bradshaw with her tutu/head scarf pairings and Samantha with her fondness for vibrators, there were Edina and Patsy of “Absolutely Fabulous.” The 40-something magazine editor and her sidekick, a PR agent, were big time hippies who went on to disco hard in the ’70s and new wave out in the ’80s. And they aren’t about to let their age keep them from chasing the cool. These two Brits cling to their booze, cigarettes and couture, no matter what Edina’s daughter Saffron had to say. The show was far too hilarious. And so I am glad to announce that it will once again be on TV. Actresses Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley have signed on to reprise their roles for three US specials, which will air on both BBC America and Logo. Keep reading »
In many ways, “Absolutely Fabulous” feels like a spoof of “Sex and the City 2” made 18 years before the movie existed. A British sitcom that ran from 1992 to 1996 and again from 2001 to 2004, “Ab Fab” was about two best friends—Edina and Patsy—who’ve reached their late 40s without ever sort-of, kind-of settling down. These two lifelong friends chain smoke, drink a ton, take lots of drugs, and refer to themselves as nymphos. They are total label whores—”It’s Lacroix, darling”—who put together seriously insane outfits, and are overly proud of themselves for having been scenesters in the ’60s and ’70s. And they’re nasty—not at all above pushing an old lady down the stairs because she was moving too slow. In other words, they’re totally hilarious. Keep reading »
While traditionally women have been prized for their virtue and morality, there’s a crop of bitches out there that are sketchier than their breath and we love them for it! Every day for your viewing pleasure, these ladies got drunk as skunks, popped a few pills, said what was on their mind, dress to the nines, and then do it all over again. Yeah, they’ll never win the Nobel Prize or even Mother of the Year, but we think they deserve their applause for simply being over-the-top entertainment. So for the ladies we’d love to tie one on with, here are our Favorite Female Lushes.
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Sin is in, sweetie. And it’s all been put together in one silver quilted boxset of Absolutely Fabulous episodes and specials written by the funniest comedy team from across the pond, Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. From flashing off the Eiffel Tower to snorting cocaine off work papers, with almost 24 hours worth of hanging out with Britcoms boozin’, trend chasin’, pill poppin’, LaCroix lovin’ cougars, Patsy and Edina, you might need to check into rehab — but your vocabulary will grow to include “sweetie darling”, “ciggy”, and “champagne fridge”. [BBC]
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Sex is still in the city and on HBO. Kim Cattrall, aka Samantha Jones, will executive produce/star in Sensitive Skin, a new show about a 50-something Manhattan housewife putting herself (and her crotch) out there. The series will be based on a BBC program of the same name which featured the coolest cougar from Absolutely Fabulous, Patsy (aka Joanna Lumley). Sopranos alums, writers Mitchell Burgess and Robin Green, have also signed on to guide the project and we’re sure with Ms. Kim in the lead role, this new show will be just as hit-able stateside. [Hollywood Reporter]
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