I was so excited when I read this article over at Playbill.com announcing a few new names attached to Diane English's upcoming new version of the the classic George Cukor film, THE WOMEN.
I had heard of a few of the previous casting choices, and the new film's IMDb page shows just who is playing who...
Note: For a quick reference of "Which star of the present is taking the place of which star in the past," I am including the names of actresses from the 1939 version of THE WOMEN in parenthesis...
If the names "Norma Shearer" and "Paulette Goddard" mean nothing to you, you're probably straight.
I don't care how many cocks you've sucked - - in my book, if you don't know Paulette Goddard, you're straight!
Eva Mendes ... Crystal Allen ( Joan Crawford)
Meg Ryan ... Mary Haines (Norma Shearer)
Debra Messing ... Edith Potter (Phyllis Povah)
Annette Bening ... Sylvia Fowler (Rosalind Russell)
Jada Pinkett Smith ... Miriam Aarons (Paulette Goddard)
Candice Bergen ... Mary's Mother (Lucile Watson)
I can't think of a better person to take over a role played to perfection by Roz Russell than the incomparable Annette Benning!
And the latest additions to the cast are just as strong: Bette Midler, Cloris Leachman, Carrie Fisher, Lynn Whitfield, Joanna Gleason, Ana Gasteyer and Debi Mazar.
Which one of them is playing The Countess DeLave? Midler? Leachman?
Well, whichever one of them is playing The Coutess DeLave, you can bet your ass that the other one is playing Lucy, the Reno mistress of the prairie played by Marjorie Main in 1939.
I'll bet Carrie Fisher is playing their writer friend, Nancy Blake.
Dear Lord - - Carrie Fisher, Bette Midler, Cloris Leachman, Candice Bergen, Debra Messing, Ana Gasteyer...
This movie couldn't get any gayer if Larry Craig showed up in the final scene set in the elegant Ladies' Lounge and began tapping his foot dressed in Hedda Hopper drag.
I can't wait!