It’s been a decade since ‘Girlfriends’ aired its last episode and fans are still eager for closure on the big-screen.
Anchored by Tracee Ellis Ross (Joan), Golden Brooks (Maya), Jill Marie Jones (Toni), and Persia White (Lynn), the much-loved sitcom shared the lives, loves, and losses of four women.
Its somewhat abrupt end after 8 seasons in 2008 left many hoping for a movie to tie-up all the loose ends.
Over the years, key cast members have expressed interest – as has creator Mara Brock Akil, who was quizzed on the subject by Wendy Williams.
On the host’s pink coach to discuss new show ‘Love Is__,’ Akil offered an update on the potential ‘Girlfriends’ flick.
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Speaking candidly on the matter, Akil revealed that she could have (and, at a point, would have) shot the movie with a budget of $2 million, $5 million, or $ 10 million. But at this juncture, she’d be looking for a deal in the ballpark of $50-60 million to execute the vision properly because the franchise has a following and a pedigree that simply deserves it.
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While some may scoff, we totally get where Mara is coming from.
If shows such as ‘Sex & The City’ (which averaged very similar ratings) can leverage their TV audience towards two big budget movies, why not ‘Girlfriends’?
The fanbase is there and it’s safe to say that the show’s core audience (see: “Urban”) have more than proven their box office power of late (see: ‘Girls Trip,’ ‘Black Panther’ and the like).
Fingers crossed that a studio green-lights what we’re all waiting for.