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22nd Aug '17 3:50:34 PM AdelePotter
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* StealthInsult: This line from Annelle, after Ouiser insults her and her religious beliefs.
-->'''Claire:''' Ousier, leave her alone!\\
'''Truvy:''' Ouiser, have you no shame?\\
'''Annelle:''' Oh, that's all right, Truvy. I love Miss Ouiser. I pray for her every day. Sometimes twice.


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* TokenReligiousTeammate: Annelle is this by the second act. The other women all attend church, but only Annelle is terribly serious about her beliefs.
30th Jun '17 5:05:26 PM DrOO7
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* AdoptionIsNotAnOption: Shelby has been told not to have children due to her severe diabetes. Jackson readily declares that they'll adopt as many children as they can, only to find that that no doctor or judge will okay it for the very same reason.
14th Jan '17 2:40:25 AM yisfidri
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* '''M'Lynn Eatenton:''' A long-suffering housewife and mother. Caring and supportive, but often protective and stern. Played by Sally Field in the 1989 film, and QueenLatifah in the 2012 film.

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* '''M'Lynn Eatenton:''' A long-suffering housewife and mother. Caring and supportive, but often protective and stern. Played by Sally Field in the 1989 film, and QueenLatifah Queen Latifah in the 2012 film.
14th Jan '17 2:39:10 AM yisfidri
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''Steel Magnolias'' is a [[TheEighties 1989]] {{Dramedy}} film starring Creator/SallyField, Creator/ShirleyMacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Music/DollyParton, Creator/DarylHannah, and Creator/JuliaRoberts. It is adapted from the 1987 off-Broadway play of the same name by Robert Harling. A 2012 made for television remake with an all African American cast was made by Creator/{{Lifetime}}.

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''Steel Magnolias'' is a [[TheEighties 1989]] {{Dramedy}} film starring Creator/SallyField, Creator/ShirleyMacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Music/DollyParton, Creator/DarylHannah, and Creator/JuliaRoberts. It is adapted from the 1987 off-Broadway play of the same name by Robert Harling.

A 2012 made for television remake with an all African American cast was made by Creator/{{Lifetime}}.
Creator/{{Lifetime}}, directed by Kenny Leon and starring Creator/QueenLatifah, Creator/JillScott, Creator/AlfreWoodard, Adepero Oduye, Condola Rashad and Phylicia Rashad.



* '''M'Lynn Eatenton:''' A long-suffering housewife and mother. Caring and supportive, but often protective and stern. Played by Sally Field.
* '''Shelby Latchery:''' M'Lynn's daughter, who gets married at the start of the story. She's bouncy and upbeat, but has health complications thanks to her diabetes. Played by Julia Roberts.
* '''Truvy Jones:''' The owner of the beauty parlor. Living by the words, "There's no such thing as natural beauty", Truvy often indulges in gossip with her patrons, and prides herself on being the best hairdresser around. Played by Dolly Parton.
* '''Annelle Dupuy:''' The newest hairstylist at Truvy's, desperate for a job after her husband ran out on her. Shy and timid, but starts to come out of her shell with Truvy's help. Played by Daryl Hannah.
* '''Ouiser Boudreaux:''' A very wealthy, very sarcastic, very foul-tempered widow, who seems to live for her dog and to snark at the others. Played by Shirley [=MacLaine=].
* '''Clairee Belcher:''' Another widow. Cheerful and friendly, but snarky enough to hold her own against Ousier, her best friend. Played by Olympia Dukakis.

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* '''M'Lynn Eatenton:''' A long-suffering housewife and mother. Caring and supportive, but often protective and stern. Played by Sally Field.
Field in the 1989 film, and QueenLatifah in the 2012 film.
* '''Shelby Latchery:''' M'Lynn's daughter, who gets married at the start of the story. She's bouncy and upbeat, but has health complications thanks to her diabetes. Played by Julia Roberts.
Roberts in the 1989 film and Condola Rashad in the 2012 film.
* '''Truvy Jones:''' The owner of the beauty parlor. Living by the words, "There's no such thing as natural beauty", Truvy often indulges in gossip with her patrons, and prides herself on being the best hairdresser around. Played by Dolly Parton.
Parton in the 1989 film and Jill Scott in the 2012 film.
* '''Annelle Dupuy:''' The newest hairstylist at Truvy's, desperate for a job after her husband ran out on her. Shy and timid, but starts to come out of her shell with Truvy's help. Played by Daryl Hannah.
Hannah in the 1989 film and Adepero Oduye in the 2012 film.
* '''Ouiser Boudreaux:''' A very wealthy, very sarcastic, very foul-tempered widow, who seems to live for her dog and to snark at the others. Played by Shirley [=MacLaine=].
[=MacLaine=] in the 1989 film and Alfre Woodard in the 2012 film.
* '''Clairee Belcher:''' Another widow. Cheerful and friendly, but snarky enough to hold her own against Ousier, her best friend. Played by Olympia Dukakis.Dukakis in the 1989 film and Phylicia Rashad in the 2012 film.



* AdaptationExpansion: The original stage play was a bit shorter than the movie, only showed the core six characters (Truvy, M'Lynn, Shelby, Anelle, Clairee, and Ouiser), with everyone else being [[TheGhost offstage, but discussed]]. It also only took place in one setting: the beauty shop. The movie also added a couple extra scenes of dialogue that didn't occur in the play.
* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: In the film version, Jackson and Drummond are watching over Shelby when the plug is pulled. However, the dialog is true to the play, and M'Lynn claims that they couldn't handle it and left. It's a key plot hole because M'Lynn states that men are supposed to be made of steel, but weren't.

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* AdaptationExpansion: The original stage play was a bit shorter than the movie, films, only showed the core six characters (Truvy, M'Lynn, Shelby, Anelle, Clairee, and Ouiser), with everyone else being [[TheGhost offstage, but discussed]]. It also only took place in one setting: the beauty shop. The movie Both movies also added a couple of extra scenes of dialogue that didn't occur in the play.
* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: In the 1989 film version, Jackson and Drummond are watching over Shelby when the plug is pulled. However, the dialog is true to the play, and M'Lynn claims that they couldn't handle it and left. It's a key plot hole because M'Lynn states that men are supposed to be made of steel, but weren't.



* RaceLift: The remake

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* RaceLift: The remakeentire cast in the 2012 remake.



* WorldOfSnark: ''Everyone'' is a DeadpanSnarker in this movie.

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* WorldOfSnark: ''Everyone'' is a DeadpanSnarker in this movie.both movies, as in the original stage play.
6th Jan '17 7:38:48 AM AnotherGuy
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* AllGaysLoveTheater: Alluded to when M'Lynn says her nephew [[ComingOutStory who came out to her]] snarkily told her all gay men love track lighting (and are all named Mark, Rick or Steve.) Achieves BrickJoke status when Ouiser says she loves her track lighting (installed by her nephew Steve.)
6th Jan '17 7:31:04 AM AnotherGuy
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--->'''Shelby:''' My colors are "blush" and "bashful" Mama!

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--->'''Shelby:''' My colors are "blush" and "bashful" Mama! Mama![[note]]'''M'lynn:''' That sanctuary looks like it's been hosed down with Pepto-Bismol.[[/note]]
6th Jan '17 7:29:05 AM AnotherGuy
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* PerpetualFrowner: Ouiser.
-->'''Ouiser:''' I'm not crazy, M'Lynn. [[InsistentTerminology I've just been in a very bad mood for 40 years.]]
6th Jan '17 7:22:00 AM AnotherGuy
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* FanserviceExtra: Multiple male examples. The "colour announcer" scene... which just happened to be in a sports team's changing room, and thus meant the appearance of several naked men.

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* FanserviceExtra: Multiple male examples. The "colour announcer" scene... which just happened to be in a sports team's changing room, and thus meant the appearance of several naked men.high school students. Ouiser does engage in a little EatingTheEyeCandy. Clairee is NotDistractedByTheSexy.
6th Jan '17 7:19:26 AM AnotherGuy
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* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: The group's opinion of Shelby.
9th Sep '16 1:12:10 PM k410ren
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* OutlivingOnesOffspring:
** Truvy mentions that Ruth Robeline's son was killed in Vietnam.
** [[spoiler:M'Lynn outlives her daughter Shelby.]]


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* SteelEardrums: Averted with Drum Eatenton when he launches a firecracker into a tree to scare away the birds for Shelby's reception. He winds up missing a few cues during the wedding, such as when to walk Shelby down the aisle and what the father of the the bride is supposed to say when the pastor says "who gives this woman in marriage?" Drum impulsively says "Her mother and I do!"
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