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LADIES OF THE’80s: A DIVAS CHRISTMAS

"Funny Inside Hollywood, Retro Comedy"

What You Need To Know:

LADIES OF THE ’80: A DIVAS CHRISTMAS is a comedy on the Lifetime Network on Cable-TV. The movie stars five famous actresses who play former soap opera stars in a show where four of them played step-daughters of Margaux Roberts, played by Morgan Fairchild. The young producer, Alex, brought them together to do a reality Christmas show. What he doesn’t know is that two of the actresses, played by Donna Mills and Nicollette Sheridan, have hated each other since they played in the soap opera. Despite their differences, the five divas unite on trying to get Alex together with Nell, the female director he hires, a former college girlfriend.

LADIES OF THE ’80s is a clean, funny movie, with major themes of forgiveness, reconciliation and fulfilled romance, with no overt sexual content. There’s a light caution for older children because the divas discuss their love lives, talk about Alex and Nell’s romance, and call each other names. Happily, LADIES OF THE ’80s has positive references to Christmas and making the Christmas reality show work. So, A DIVAS CHRISTMAS is fun for mature viewers.

Content:

(BB, RoRo, LL, V, S, N, A, M)

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Ultimately moral worldview about a fractured family of soap opera stars who eventually reconcile years later with a strong Romantic subplot of the young producer and his friend, the woman he hired to direct it

Foul Language:
10 obscenities (mostly “b*tch”), and 3 profanities

Violence:
Very lightweight slapstick scene of former female stars throwing pies and other Christmas foodstuffs at each other

Sex:
Romantic couple kisses at the end, references to sexual activities that caused a fight between the women, people are trying to get two young people together, and one side character seems a little effeminate

Nudity:
Upper male nudity in a swimsuit scene, another man has his shirt off, and one woman is in a nightgown in a scene

Alcohol Use:
Some alcohol use and discussion of alcohol

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drugs; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Some diversity allusions, one of the women is into yoga and veganism but secretly eats fast food, and references to using monkey glands to restore one’s youth.

More Detail:

LADIES OF THE ’80s: A DIVAS CHRISTMAS stars five famous actresses as five women who used to be stars in a TV soap opera called THE GREAT LAKES where four of them were all step-daughters of Margaux Roberts, played by Morgan Fairchild. The young producer had the idea to bring them all together to do a reality Christmas show.

He hires Nell to direct. Nell was the girl Alex loved in college until he left suddenly; so, Nell says he ghosted her.

What Alex didn’t know is that two of the actresses, Dana Cunningham, played by Donna Mills, and Juliette Matheson, played by Nicollette Sheridan, have hated each other since they played in the soap opera. The fourth lady, Lily Marlowe, played by Loni Anderson, shows up first and takes the master bedroom. Then, Margaux comes into the home where they’re doing their reality Christmas shoot and wants the master bedroom herself. Dana gets very upset when her nemesis, Juliette, shows up. And, last but not least, Linda Gray’s character, Lauren Ewing, has become a famous New Age vegan and yoga writer celebrity who actually does not live the vegan lifestyle. Every star wants to leave. Alex thinks this is the beginning and end of his career.

Anyway, these interactions are meant to be, and actually are, very funny. At one point, they lead to the five divas having a vengeful pie and food fight.

The divas do unite on trying to get Alex and Nell together. Eventually, they take pity on Alex and decide to pretend they like each other.

Will Alex and Nell get together? Will Nell forgive Alex? Will Juliette and Dana reconcile? Will Lauren overcome her secret desire for junk food? Etc.

Considering LADIES OF THE ’80s is on the Lifetime Network, it’s a very clean and funny movie, with major themes of forgiveness, reconciliation and fulfilled romance without any overt sexual content, except for one kiss. That said, there’s a light caution for older children because these divas discuss their regrets about their love life, talk about getting Alex and Nell together, and call each other the “b” word. Happily, the movie also has positive references to Christmas and to making the Christmas reality show work. So, if you want a lightweight, funny Christmas movie focusing on the ladies of the ’80s, this TV movie would work great for mature audiences.

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