The highly popular British sitcom Absolutely Fabulous hits the silver screens in June, 2016.
Created, written and starring the absolutely talented Jennifer Saunders and co-starring the extremely fabulous Joanna Lumley, but before the film takes us on another wild fashion fueled ride, let's take a look back and remind ourselves why the pair truly are, absolutely fabulous.
How it all began...
Many do not realize, but Absolutely Fabulous began as a sketch on Jennifer Saunder's and Dawn French's show "French and Saunders". The original sketch kept the one and only Saunders as the wild mother, where her comedy partner Dawn French played the daughter.
From a simple sketch depicting a partying mother relying on her studious daughter, gave birth to a series which has ran for several decades and is now set to be immortalized as a film. The series itself added a whole list of characters to the show, and through five series and numerous specials, the characters have been through some interesting times. Let us look at some of those that are set to return on the silver screen.
Edina "Eddy" Monsoon
Eddy is always set for the latest fashion craze and has taken some designers interpretations to whole new levels...of being completely wrong. The movie is set for us to see her fashion craziness take her into a whole mess of hot fashion filled water, as she has "killed" Kate Moss. Throughout the show we witnessed her PR firm rise and fall many times, her take time out of her life to discover herself, she has believed she discussed interior decorating with god and even rubbed shoulders with the British Royals, but killing a top supermodel is something completely new for her.
Patricia "Patsy" Stone
The definition of "a partner in crime", Patsy is ever set to lead Eddy stray and into the claws of "fun". Ever loyal to her best friend, we will be seeing her help Eddy through her hard time in the movie. A fashion director, non-recovering alcoholic and a woman that keeps the tobacco companies going on her own and a man?...The movie is set to return to the allegations of Patsy once being a man and we may finally get some answers.
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Saffron "Saffy" Monsoon
The word 'rebel' is not one you would associate with Saffy, but when you consider her mother wanted a wild party animal of a child, rebel fits the studious, hard-working Saffy quite well. When viewers last saw Saffy her daughter Jane "Lola", was 7 and living in Africa with her father. As seen from the trailers, fans can expect to see a now young teenage Jane "Lola" in the film. Saffy also seems set to be helping clean up her mothers mess while being the voice of reason to Eddy, over the voice of chaos known as Patsy.
Ever wondered why stuff goes missing after your mother has come to visit? Eddy sure has, her kleptomaniac mother is always on the lookout for the latest deals for the charity shop. What Mother's role will be in the film remains unclear, however she never defends her daughter and is often there to embarrass her. The chances are she will succeed in being the embarrassing mother to Eddy once again and exhibit some crazy behavior along the way.
Completely away with the fairies and in a world of her own, Bubble has managed to keep her job with Eddy simply due to her knowing to much on Eddy. Bubble's only purpose in life is to make Eddy's life more interesting, which I am sure she will do quite easily with Eddy up on charges for Kate Moss's death. Don't be surprised if Bubble makes a statement to the press that gets Eddy in even more trouble.
Eddy's rival in PR, not seen since series four, Claudia is set to return in the movie. She will most likely be acting as a sub-antagonist reveling in the demise of the rival's reputation, only to sulk off into the shadows when Eddy rises from the ashes.
The queen of running a magazine, Magda has been absent since the two part special featuring Saffy's wedding. With her absent from the show for so long, it is difficult to know what her role in the film will be, but we can expect to see her fast talking attitude return.
What else we can expect...
The movie is set to feature 60 celebrity cameos throughout it's run time, this is a feat seen in very few films. Some have even dubbed it the next "Spice World" due to the sheer number set to appear. Obviously Kate Moss will appear in the film, and Rebel Wilson is set to play a flight attendant, but fans can also look forward to the return of Emma Bunton and Lulu who have both appeared in the franchise a number of times.
The film is set to get audiences crying with laughter as our favorite fashion misdemeanor pair get themselves into new levels of trouble. Be sure to book your ticket and be ready for a absolutely fabulous journey.