TV: “Steel Magnolias” Gets a Makeover at Truvy’s Beauty Parlor

Normally, we here at Trove dedicate our Thursday blog post to what’s new in the world of TV – upcoming premieres, season finales, awards show, and the like.

But, to be perfectly honest, this week in TV leaves something to be desired. (“Hairy Bikers”? “Invitation Only: Martina McBride”?) so we thought we’d focus on something new and different in the world of television:

The remake of “Steel Magnolias” – as a Lifetime movie with an all-African-American cast.

That’s right – the iconic 1989 film about a tight-knit group of friends who live in rural Louisiana and spend an inordinate amount of time at Truvy’s Beauty Parlor is undergoing a makeover of its own.

The made-for-TV-movie is set to be directed by Kenny Leon, who recently worked on “Fences” and “The Mountaintop” on Broadway, which starred Viola Davis and Angela Bassett, respectively.

So who can fill the high heels of the famous roles played by Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Julia Roberts, Shirley MacLaine, Darryl Hannah, and Olympia Dukakis?

Some of our guesses are below.

M’Lynn Eatenton:


Angela Bassett

Truvy Jones:


Queen Latifah

Ouiser Boudreaux:


Whoopi Goldberg

Shelby Eatenton Latcherie:


Nia Long

What do you think?

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