It’s officially official, Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie is here. Twenty four years after the iconic TV show ended, the ladies are coming back, this time to the big screen. Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley are reprising their roles as Patsy and Edina respectively. “There is a plot and that is the miracle,” Jennifer tells the press, before discussing the cast, “It involves all the main characters and virtually anyone that’s ever been in the series”.
The plot sees the pair flee to the French Riviera after accidentally killing Kate Moss at a super fashionable launch party. Expect lots of champagne, expect yachts and of course expect celebrity cameos. In fact, there are reportedly over sixty known names appearing in the film. From Kate Moss, to Stella McCartney (who admonishes Edina for wearing her label) to Jon Hamm and even Dame Edna Everage. Suki Waterhouse, who also makes an appearance, commented on Instagram, “I spent a good portion of my childhood dressed up as Patsy and Eddie drinking Ribena from champagne glasses, I would have fainted if you told me this would ever happen.”
And then of course there’s the fashion. Patsy and Edina are draped in Balenciaga, Vivienne Westwood and Anya Hindmarch to name a few. It’s like Sex & the City, except you’re far less inclined to emulate these looks. We would expect nothing less from the women who brought us the catchphrase “Lacroix sweetie, Lacroix”.
Drinking, partying, shopping, complaining, CLIQUE Mag can’t wait. The film makes its US debut on July 22.