Over the weekend, I had the immense pleasure of watching Soapdish (1991) for the first time, directed by Michael Hoffman and starring Sally Field, Whoopi Goldberg, Carrie Fisher, Kevin Kline, Robert Downey Jr, Elizabeth Shue and Cathy Moriarty. What a cast! I knew I was in for a treat when I saw Nolan Miller of Dynasty fame had done the costume design. I am still dying over the fantastic Memphis inspired set design and I am keeping my eyes peeled for anything cow print right now.
It’s a spoof on the backstabbing and drama that goes on behind the scenes for daytime soap opera stars. Carrie Fisher gives a brief and brilliant performance as a lecherous casting agent, Sally Field as the long suffering star of a top soap opera, Kevin Kline as her seedy ex boyfriend, and Elizabeth Shue as an ambitious star on the rise. As much fun as this movie was, I spent the whole time pausing it to take in the splendor of the set design and costumes. Tacky perfection! Some of my favorite set design I’ve ever seen. Don’t miss this one if you haven’t seen it. Make a pitcher of tiki drinks and enjoy.
You can rent it on Prime Video here!
This is amazing
This is one of my favorite films ever. It’s hysterical! I used to watch it when I was pretty young, and didn’t fully appreciate the fashion. Now I have to revisit it for all the amazing costumes!
I can’t believe it took me so long to see it. So fun!
chad madill says
Is there any sequel in the pipeline for SOAPDISH? I’ve heard rumors of it. is that real? love to see that vintage feel again.
KATHLEEN APRIL says
I will have to track down this movie and watched it. Even though I’m considerably older than you, I never saw it when it was originally released.
I just saw your ‘ totally 70’s’ Instagram photo. Great outfit! I just watched ‘NETWORK’ on Netflix, which is another great movie that I somehow never saw. The clothes were so riveting that I had to constantly re-adjust my focus to the goings-on of the movie. I will re-watch so that I can check out the clothes. It reminded of this blog pot of yours, so I had to come back and comment. I also watched ‘An Unmarried Woman’ some time back, and Jill Clayburgh’s wardrobe was so stunning. She carries a vintage Coach bag, and I own an example of it, so that was fun to see!
I love your blog and Instagram- keep up the good work :)