In 1992, “Absolutely Fabulous”, Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders’ take on the exuberant and excessive world of fashion PR and the Notting Hill set became a household name. The sitcom – which looked at the lavish impracticalities of industries that were and still are as much about air-kissing as serious business acumen – didn’t only mock typically female industries, but did so lovingly. The friendship between “sweetie, darlings” Patsy Stone and Eddie Monsoon was a riot, and the connection between Eddie and her long-suffering daughter Saffy, a nerd in this household of hedonism and loucheness, was an equally fun straight-man, and perhaps a precursor to the way so many young people would feel about the baby boomers come 2016. Enter stage right, in towering heels and more self-awareness than “Sex and the City” ever did muster … “Absolutely Fabulous”, the film. Featuring 60 cameo roles from everyone who’s who in the fashion world today – including the great Kate Moss, who features in a green sequin dress, emerging from the Thames, fag in hand, Bolly (Bollinger) in the other – it premiered this week in London and is set to take the box office by storm. Positive reviews have been rolling in, but make sure to check out a preview of the film for yourself!
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