Wednesday, March 28, 2012


It's been announced that Queen Latifah is going to produce a TV version of "Steel Magnolias" for Lifetime, in which she'll also take one of the roles. The TV movie will also star Phylicia Rashad, Alfre Woodard, Jill Scott, Condola Rashad, and Adepero Oduye.

Just because all of those actresses are black, that doesn't mean this production has to be relegated to Black Toobworld, which also houses the black versions of 'The Odd Couple', 'Kojak', 'Barefoot In The Park', and the movie version of "The Honeymooners".

I think it does belong there, however, because every TV dimension should have counterparts to the characters from the main Toobworld.

But this will also be the televersion of "Steel Magnolias" of Earth Prime-Time. And it will hold that position even if twenty years down the line a new version is filmed with an all-white cast like the original movie. (I'm assuming the original play - which makes this a true multiversal property - was expected to be an all-white cast as well.)

Although it's a rule that's been broken often in the past, it's "First Telecast, First Admitted" when it comes to Toobworld for this new TV movie.


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