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Forever Fabulous (1999)

Beauty queen road trip about mother and daughter pageant pros going back home to Texas for a shot a redemption.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Loreli Daly
Corinne Daly
Tiffany Dawl
Miss Vi Ambrose
Liz Guild
Lyle Devereaux Green
Jan Cobler ...
PTA Mother / Ned's Bartender
Bridgit Dengel ...
PTA Mother
Francesca Hilton ...
PTA Mother
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PTA Mother
Smith Wordes ...
Gene Mercer ...
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Ned's Waitress


Beauty queen road trip about mother and daughter pageant pros going back home to Texas for a shot a redemption.

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The Mascara-packed adventures of Miss Texas Gal 1969 See more »


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7 October 1999 (USA)  »

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Tiara Tango  »

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Jennifer Elise Cox didn't receive a salary for recording the film's voice-over narration. See more »


As Loreli begins crying after getting her photo taken, Lyle rushes to comfort her and puts his hand on her shoulder. It then cuts to a long shot with Lyle a foot away, and he again puts his hand on her shoulder. See more »


Loreli Daly: Don't you roll your eyes at me, missy! I swear, one of these mornings you're gonna wake up cross-eyed!
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References Valley of the Dolls (1967) See more »


If Only
Written by John Yingst & Pam DeCosmo
Performed by John Yingst & Jan Peterson
Published by Red Engine Music
Courtesy of Mark Ferrari and Mastersource
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Aging beauty queen seeks redemption in new pageant.
14 October 1999 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

Jean Smart (Designing Women, The Brady Bunch Movie) stars with Robert Wagner (Austin Powers 1 & 2 , What Price Glory, Crazy in Alabama) in this professionally made satire of beauty pageants.

Smart is former and aging Miss Texas Gal 1968 who was also a formerly successful pageant manager until a notorious scandal caused her to flee Texas for Mississippi. Her beauty queen daughter is graduating from beautician college and dreams of going to Hollywood to be a makeup artist to the stars. Smart receives an offer to coach a beauty pageant in Paris, Texas and her boyfriend Lyle (Wagner) persuades her to go. They head out in a motor home only to have Lyle choke to death on an artificial eyelash. Undaunted and unwilling to chance a delay, they keep Lyle with them in the motor home and disguise him with makeup, wigs and a dress.

The film makers present a twisted world of beauty pageants with the book Valley of the Dolls as their bible, an addiction to the cola drink Tab and the surprise ending of the beauty pageant in Texas being for drag queens.

Hilarious satire coupled with an outstanding performance by Smart produce a likeable film that also explores the shallowness of the pageant scene and its impact on its participants. After the film, the director explained that the script was based on his idea of what would have happened if Jon Bennet Ramsey had lived. This produced quite a few groans from the audience. This was by far the best film I screened and has the greatest potential for general theatrical release.

Grade = A-

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