It’s only the movie that millions of diehard fans have been waiting for…you know, nothing big.
With a simple tweet in the wee hours of Thursday morning, writer/producer Mara Brock Akil posed a monumental (yes, monumental) question to her 1,200-plus followers: would they be interested in funding a Girlfriends feature film?
Dozens of “retweets” and “favorites” later, the whisperings of a potential movie made its way to Shadow & Act, where they broke down the possibility of ever seeing Joan, Maya, Toni and Lynn on the big screen. Writer Tambay A. Obenson mentioned a similar Kickstarter campaign for UPN’s Veronica Mars, which has been off the air for more that five years, that raised more than $2 million in 24 hours.
The site states:
“Girlfriends averaged around 4 million viewers in its early seasons, and ended with around 2 million viewers before it went off the [air]. So its fan-base is really just about the same size as the Veronica Mars fan-base. The question of course [is] whether fans of Girlfriends want to see a feature film based on the TV series, and its characters…”
Yes! A thousand times yes!
But, as previously mentioned, it would take the effort of the show’s fans to get the project lifted off the ground. The reunion of Tracee Ellis Ross, Golden Brooks, Jill Marie Jones and Persia White at ESSENCE‘s Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon was a wonderful start, so…
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