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New ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ Trailer: Patsy + Edina, Boozin’ and Boat Cruisin’

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It’s been nearly four years since Absolutely Fabulous fans watched lovable high-fashion degenerates Patsy and Edina in a 20th anniversary special, but a new trailer for the upcoming Ab Fab movie finds them living the good life….or more accurately, living inside a Euro booze commercial.

They’re cruising on the French Riviera, beverages in hand, with two Speedo-clad hotties sunning in back. They’re strolling on the beach in flowy garments. They’re clinking glasses in a toast before beckoning their male companions. We don’t see Julia Sawalha as Patsy’s daughter Saffron, Jane Horrocks as Bubble nor June Whitfield as Edina’s mother, but all three are set to return in the film. It’ll also feature celebrity cameos — mostly British, as is the series — including Cara Delevingne, Rebel Wilson and Emma Bunton, aka Baby Spice.

“Straight up, on the rocks, and always with a twist,” says a voiceover, as Serge Gainsborg and Jane Birkin’s “Je t’aimemoi non plus” plays in the background. “When you must have the best, be sure to choose something cool, something refreshing, something…absolutely fabulous.” That’s when Ab Fab’s “This Wheel’s On Fire” theme cuts in, a musical cue that assures us it’s all a facade, and there’s plenty of sloppy hijinks to come.

The movie follows Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley’s characters as they party their way around London, when they’re blamed for a “major incident” at a fashion launch. To escape the paparazzi (wouldn’t you think Patsy and Edina would kind of love being chased by paparazzi?), they skip town to live the glamour life on a shoestring budget on the French Riviera.

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie has a July 1 release date in the UK, and according to IMDB it’s set to hit U.S. theaters the same day. Watch the first trailer below, sweetie darlings.

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