All About It
Revolving around Truvy Jones' 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. It begins with 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 reality of their lives in tiny Chiquapin Parish unfolds.
Steel Magnolias is a comedy-drama television film directed by Kenny Leon for the Lifetime Network. It is a remake of the 1989 film of the same name starring Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Dolly Parton, Daryl Hannah and Julia Roberts.
The new film stars an all-African American cast, including Queen Latifah, Jill Scott, Condola Rashād, Adepero Oduye, with Phylicia Rashād and Alfre Woodard as Ouiser.
Circle of Confusion's Role
Alfre Woodard as Louisa "Ouiser" Boudreaux
Tory Kittles as Jackson Latcherie