5 Things You NEED to Know About the New Ab Fab Movie
We’re gearing up for the release of the Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, where Saunders and Lumley once again resume their roles as Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone, the fashion industry’s most troublesome duo. After being off air for 4 years almost to the day, Absolutely Fabulous returns to a screen near you and will be on general release from the 1st July. But if you can’t wait any longer for your scoop, we’ve got 5 things you NEED to know about the film. How Fabulous! Cameo Overload! The movie has 60 confirmed celebrity appearances including Lily Cole, Jourdan Dunn, Alexa Chung, Emma Bunton, Rebel Wilson, Graham Norton, Stella McCartney and the A-list goes on. Although in an interview with The Independent Saunders revealed that Obama had declined the offer to be in the film, regardless, I think this with tide us over for our dose of cameos for the year. What will the duo get up to? Edina and Patsy must escape the London fashion scene after accidentally pushing international supermodel Kate Moss of the side of a Balcony, and are exiled by the media and fashion insiders to lay low in the South of France. Taking a much needed break from their fast paced life of work, party, alcohol, repeat. That iconic snap of Kate Moss explained! Remember this photo of Moss that surfaced on the internet last November making the model officially the most glam woman on earth? Emerging from the River Thames in a green sequinned gown, champagne in one hand and a cigarette in the other. The iconic snap was taken during the filming of Ab Fab: the Movie. And we thought that it was just an average night out for the most notorious party animal in the industry.
What can we expect in the name of Fashion? You’ll be happy to hear that Lumley’s classic 80s style remains intact for the film and Saunders continues to wear the latest and most over-the-top catwalk trends in a vain attempt to remain current. For Bubbles, however, the character is given an updated modern wardrobe. Her costumes being designed especially by Vin and Omi with hashtags and contemporary acronyms that maybe we’re a bit too old to recognise anymore.
Thank God for French! Not only did Saunders write the 90s BBC sitcom, but she also wrote the screenplay for the movie. She admits that her main motivation to write the movie was a bet she made with Dawn French, and would have perhaps not completed it if it weren’t for the £10,000 she would have owed the comedic actor if she didn’t. Thank you French!