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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After a poor take, director Herbert Ross
reprimanded Dolly Parton
and asked her if she could act. She replied "No, but it's your job to make me look like I can!" See more
At Shelby's wedding reception, Nancy Beth sports two very different hair styles. Early on when she's dancing, it's smoothed down, but later when they are eating cake inside the house, it's quite big and curly. See more
[after Ouiser drinks a soda and belches
Oh, now, that's attractive, Ouiser.
Referenced in The Ring
I GOT MINE
Written and Performed by Ry Cooder
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