Revolving around Truvy's Beauty Parlor in a small parish in modern-day Louisiana, STEEL MAGNOLIAS is the story of a close-knit circle of friends whose lives come together there. As the picture opens, we find Drum Eatenton shooting birds in the trees of his back yard in preparation for his daughter's wedding reception that afternoon. Shortly thereafter, M'Lynn and Shelby (Drum's wife and daughter) depart for Truvy's to get their hair done for the wedding. "Just the sweetest thing," Annelle Depuy Desoto (who may or may not be married because her marriage may not be legal) is introduced to Truvy's customers as her new "glamour technician." While in the chairs, the sour-tempered Ouiser Boudreaux shows up and entertains the assemblage with her barbs. It seems that the only one of the group who truly understands Ouiser is Clairee who is recently widowed and looking for a diversion. As she says, later in the picture, "If you can't find anything good to say about anybody, come sit by me." ... Written by
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Did You Know?
The original source play has no on-stage roles for men. The characters spend a great deal of time talking about the men in their lives, but no male characters ever appear on-stage. See more
When Truvy asks Annelle about her car, Annelle pulls the magazines in her hands close to her chest and does it again in the next shot. See more
[after Ouiser drinks a soda and belches
Oh, now, that's attractive, Ouiser.
Holy Holy Holy
Music by Reginald Heber
Words by John B. Dykes
Sung by the church congregation See more