Counter-culture Journals (文革)

Counter-culture Journals (文革)

Monday, July 25, 2016

Ab Fab the movie- did not let me down

By SJ Otto
I was surprised at the Absolutely Fabulous Movie. They have always had some satire of the fashion industry, but this movie has a lot more than their old show.
The show was very popular, but I had to wonder what the movie would do to top it. To my surprise, they really did top it.
Not only do they satirize the fashion scene, they satirise the news media and all the over the top sensational stories that don't really deserve such attention. In the film Edina "Eddy" Monsoon (Jennifer Saunders), one of the main characters and a PR hack, runs up to Kate Moss, to sign her up to her PR firm when she bumps here and she falls into the Thames River.
Police and news moguls believe she downs and Eddy becomes an instant pariah through the news media. And for those who watched the movie, a pariah is not a fish. Her home is surrounded by angry Kate Moss fans. So she, her side kick Patsy Stone (Joanna Lumley) and her grand daughter (Indeyarna Donaldson-Holness).  
Eddy's ex-husband stops sending money so he can get a sex change operation, which leaves the girls broke. So the three of them leave the country to find some one rich to marry and escape all the media hype.
A lot of the film deals with the women realizing how much older they are, and they meat a lot of other jet setters who don't seem to have noticed how time has really left them behind, despite all their money and fame.
It's a great movie. I loved the laughs and the digs and jabs at celebrityism.  

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