Pass the Bolly darling, Absolutely Fabulous is making a comeback. The BBC series is being made into a film, with the champagne-fuelled antics of Patsy and Edina now destined for the big screen. The Ab Fab rumour mill went into overdrive this week after the comic actress Kathy Burke tweeted a photo of a confidential cast list for the project.
— Kathy Burke (@KathyBurke) October 12, 2015
While the show’s creator Jennifer Saunders and her co-star Joanna Lumley are at pains to keep all cast and plot details strictly confidential, new information relating to the project has reached Miss Steerpike.
Although a number of celebrity cameos are expected to feature in the film, Miss S understands that the A-list cast — rumoured to include Harry Styles — will now have to compete for the spotlight with an army of drag queens. Talent scouts are currently on the hunt for nearly 100 drag queens and ‘draggy camp fantastic looking queers’ to take part in the film:
On top of eight drag queens to perform individually and 70 to be in an audience, they are specifically after 18 celebrity drag lookalikes. These include a Cher lookalike, a Christina Aguilera lookalike and a Tammy Wynette lookalike.
However, with Patsy and Edina inspiring their own gay fan base over the years, Miss S hopes they will consider casting one of their own tribute drag acts for their film debut.