Even though it’s nearly twenty years too late and your significant other has long since moved on to obsess over other, somehow more annoying, TV shows, Huffpost TV is reporting that maybe, sometime in the far off future there could be an Absolutely Fabulous movie. Possibly. Maybe, maybe no. Perhaps?
At any rate, while promoting her memoir Bonkers: My Life in Laughson the British talk show This Morning, Jennifer Saunders revealed that there will be an “Absolutely Fabulous” movie. However, she noted that,
I’m close to picking up a pen, that’s how close it is.
Which, not to nit-pick, really isn’t that close. And why are you writing your screenplay with a pen? Who the hell are you? “She’s Gotta Have It” era Spike Lee? Get a lap top you Ding-Dong!
Of course, this isn’t the first time the idea of an “Absolutely Fabulous” movie was recklessly bandied about. A film adaptation has been rumored for years so it’s a little hard to take Saunders non-committal shrug of a promise all too seriously. Besides, if you really want to watch an “Absolutely Fabulous” movie, there’s always the French adaptation “Absolument Fabuluex” that was released back in 2001. Granted, that film was still five years too late but at least somebody sat down, picked up a pen, put it to paper, wrote a screenplay and didn’t tease a disinterested world with a few maybes and a shrug.