Women of steel

Steel Magnolias (1988)

Robert Harling
79 pages
5/5 rating

I remember being a young girl and watching the movie based on this play with my momma. Even now I still love every character. Ouiser “Weezer” and Clairee, 60-something women with spunk and personality, Truvy, who was played by Dolly Parton, a beauty shop owner. There was also Annelle, Shelby, and M’Lynn.
Steel Magnolias is about six women of different ages who live in a small town called Chinquapin, Louisiana. They come together most Saturdays to get made up in Truvy’s parlor and to share their lives with each other. I discovered the movie is heavily based on the play, which I really loved, just extended a bit more. The characters are smart, funny, witty, and so real. I lost track of time reading this play. I didn’t want it to end.

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3 Responses to Women of steel

  1. ____Maggie says:

    I love the movie, but had no idea it began as a play! Thanks for the info. Maybe, I can order it for our our drama department.🙂

  2. zibilee says:

    Loved this movie! It even made my husband cry!! I had no idea there was a book out there. I will have to add this one to my collection!!

  3. Kathleen says:

    I loved the movie and did not realize that there was a book! This would be perfect for a read the book, see the movie post.

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