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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