Steel Magnolias
Release: November 15, 1989

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." Filled with humor and heartbreak, these "Steel Magnolias" make us laugh and cry as the realities of their lives in tiny Chiquapin Parish unfolds.

Ouiser Boudreaux: "The only reason people are nice to me is because I have more money than God."
Anelle to Truvy: "I can assure you that my personal tragedy will not affect my ability to do good hair -Anelle to Truvy"
Truvy: "I'm a chaaaaain! -Truvy"
Clairee: "Spoken like a true smarta@@! -Clairee"
Clairee: ""If you don't have anything nice to say, come sit by me!" -Clairee"
Truvy: ""I wear a size 6, a 7 feels so good, I buy a size 8!" Clairee-"They're 9's" "Perfect!" -Truvy"
Shelby and Maline: "Shelby "My colors are Blush and Bashful" Maline"Shelby hunny your colors are pank and pank!" Shelby "Mama my colors are Blush and Bashful, two shades of pink, one is slightly deeper than the other" Maline "Oh really Shelby, how precious is this -Shelby and Maline"
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