More good news for gays and the girls who love them! Number first: Ab Fab is getting its own Amurrrrricanized version, according to Variety. As per usual, I approach this tidbit with all appropriate trepidation, being that it seems unlikely that a remake could ever approach the raw, naked (tee!) genius of the original ... But I'm optimistic, partially because original creator Jennifer Saunders will oversee the project and it's being produced by my very own imaginary best friend Mitchell Hurwitz! Or perhaps I am still drunk from last night? I digress!
Disgust. This was my reaction to news that Fox was mounting a remake of the cult Brit comedy Absolutely Fabulous starring Kristen Johnston and quite possibly Kathryn Hahn. Yes, what a perfectly wonderful idea: take a show beloved by audiences and endlessly imitated but never improved upon, and tart it up Fox-style with a couple of B-list American actors, some rejiggered plot-points and a misogynist marketing campaign. Because the Telefile is not equipped with emoticons or audio function (and because my editor made me), I'm not able to impart my visceral response to this development, which is probably for the best. Swearing is also discouraged. So I'm trying to sublimate my violent rage a bit with a methodical, rational list of the reasons why this is the worst idea in the history of the world. Or, you know, whatever.