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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Sometimes laughter is a matter of life and death.
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Herbert Ross employed a unique twist in the cemetery scene. M'Lynn is dramatically sobbing over the death of her daughter only to have things turned around by Clairee who invites M'Lynn to take a punch at Ouiser, causing all the ladies (except Ouiser, of course) to laugh hysterically. He used this same technique in the 1976 film "The Turning Point" where Emma and Deedee were physically fighting and ended up laughing and hugging. Shirley Maclaine played in both these scenes as Ouiser in this film and Deedee in the other. See more
At the Christmas Holiday Festival, Truvy and Annelle are working the concession stand. Truvy hands a box of food to a woman standing next to Shelby. The woman hands Truvy a bill and has her arm out-stretched for the change. Truvy hands the money to Annelle. The shot changes, Annelle appears to give the change to the woman. It then goes back to the original shot the arm is still outstretched for the change. See more
The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize.
Referenced in The X-Files: Je Souhaite
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Written and Performed by Holly Dunn
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