We Need A Girlfriends Movie For The Culture

Update: Mara Brock Akil Says She Needs $40-$60 Million to Make Girlfriends Movie

Original Article: It’s almost been a decade since the last episode of the hit series Girlfriends aired, but many fans are still looking for the show to comeback in some way.

The critically-acclaimed series revolved around the lives, loves, losses and friendship of Joan Clayton, Toni Childs, Maya Wilkes, Lynn Searcy and William Dent respectively played by Tracee Ellis Ross, Jill Marie Jones, Golden Brooks, Persia White and Reginald C. Hayes.

As a viral tweet points out, “[It was the] first millennial mainstream sitcom with modern black woman that ate sushi and did yoga and spoke Ebonics w/ law degrees.” 

The show was amazing. Unfortunately, it was cancelled before getting a chance to properly wrap up; however, it’s possible that the comeback and closure may come in the form of a movie.

Rumors have been swirling around for a few years about a possible Girlfriends movie, yet nothing has come to fruition. We need this movie!

Fans, like myself, have been patiently waiting for Joan to get married, Lynn to dive into her music career, Maya and Darnell to adopt a baby, William and Monica to have their baby and for the epic, iconic and grand return of Toni Childs. We cannot be denied this right.

Almost three years ago the creator of Girlfriends, Mara Brock Akil, told Essence that she was down for a Girlfriends movie. “I want it too,” said Akil. “The thing is, whether the public cares or understands, there is a business component to all of this. I remain diligent with CBS Paramount, who owns the rights to Girlfriends. I think if the fans want something to do, they can contact CBS Paramount and let them know that they want that movie, because I want to do it.”

Golden Brooks told Wetpaint in 2015 that the cast has all talked about it. “But, did Tracee, Jill, Persia, Reggie all meet Mara and talk about it? Absolutely. We are in talks about it.”

A show about being Black, having hardships, finding love, losing love, becoming successful, following your passion, loving who you are and having people in your life that support you throughout the entire process is too beautiful to not at least get closure.

The leading ladies still post about Girlfriends, so the show has managed to stay relevant. And now we need this movie for the culture. Share this article if you agree.


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Bryant Lydell

Bryant Lydell is creative, personable and quick-witted Howard and USC alum. He's the founder of The Top Tea, a songwriter, screenwriter and member of the casting team for Netflix's NAACP Image Award-winning hip-hop competition series Rhythm + Flow.

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