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Like the 1939 version, the film has an all-female cast.
Tanya the manicurist (Debi Mazar) talks about meeting Madonna. Mazar and Madonna are long-time friends; Mazar appeared in four Madonna music videos: "True Blue" and "Papa Don't Preach" (1986), "Deeper and Deeper" (1992) and "Music" (2000).
While the project was being put together in Julia Roberts and Meg Ryan were set to star. The production stalled because Roberts and Ryan ended up wanting the same role.
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In The Women (1939) the only scene in color was the fashion show sequence. In this version the fashion show begins with all-black and white clothes, and the scene before it takes place in a black-and-white room.
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Blythe Danner, Marisa Tomei, Queen Latifah, Whitney Houston, Ashley Judd and Sandra Bullock were all in the running for various parts in the film.
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Before development was put on hold in 2006, Annette Bening and Uma Thurman were rumored to have been considered for the roles of Mary Haines and Crystal Allen respectively. Also Lisa Kudrow and Anne Hathaway were in talks for the roles of Mirian Aarons and Peggy Day, but the roles were cut out of the final script.
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Candice Bergen previously played Meg Ryan's mother in Rich and Famous (1981).
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For scenes that were planned on being shot in the Boston Public Library, it was suggested that all portraits of men,and all busts of men were replaced with those of women. However, this scene was never shot.
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The painting in the restaurant scene features Courtney Love and Anna Nicole Smith.
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There is an abundance of the use of the color green, from the color of the sets, props, costumes, in almost every scene throughout the movie. In the final fashion show, except for the models, almost every guest is wearing green.
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In the late 1970's a remake of the 1939 classic was proposed to star Jane Fonda, Barbra Streisand, and Faye Dunaway, but it was not made.
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According to Diane English, the project was in development, from the first draft to the final green light, for fifteen years.
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Edie's (Debra Messing) daughters are called January, April, May and June. The last three are the names of Daisy Duck's nieces (counterparts to Donald Duck's nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie).
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The original Broadway production opened on 7 September 1937 and had 666 performances at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in New York.
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"The Women's" screenwriter Anita Loos who wrote this film's original 1939 screenplay, started her writing career in 1912 with her first full film screenplay The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912) starring Lillian Gish for the American Mutoscope & Biograph Co. which is still in existence today. After writing many scripts for Biograph, Loos went on to write such other films such as Saratoga (1937), Another Thin Man (1939), San Francisco (1936), A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945), and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953).
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Spoilers 

The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

Except the newly born baby boy, this film doesn't show any male characters in whole movie, not even in the wide street and shop shots on background.

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