Hollywood has definitely been feeling extra nostalgic lately with all these newly revised and revamped TV series making comebacks. Now, not one but two iconic gay films are getting sequels.
Rumors of a 9 to 5 sequel have been swirling for decades. Now, nearly 40 years after the original film was released, it looks like it’s finally happened.
The original movie came out in 1980 and grossed over $103.9 million at the box office, making it the 20th highest-grossing comedy film in Hollywood history.
Well, speaking the reporters recently at the Television Critics Association panel for her new HBO documentary, Jane Fonda in Five Acts, Fonda confirmed that she, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton will all be returning for the new 9 to 5.
“My role is as an executive producer, and I’m working with the writers, with Lily, and talking to the writers,” the 80-year-old actress said. “Right now, Dolly, Lily and I are all intending to be in it.”
Entertainment Weekly reports:
The story was conceptualized by Jane Fonda and made through her production company, IPC. According to a 1981 interview with Lifestyle magazine, Fonda did a great deal of research on the lives of working women, particularly those who entered the workforce later in life following a husband’s death or divorce. “What I found was that secretaries know the work they do is important, is skilled, but they also know they’re not treated with respect. They call themselves ‘office wives.’ They have to put gas in the boss’s car, get his coffee, buy the presents for his wife and mistress,” she said. “So when we came to do the film, we said to Colin [Higgins], OK, what you have to do is write a screenplay which shows you can run an office without a boss, but you can’t run an office without the secretaries.”
Meanwhile, in other gay movie sequel news, filmmaker Jim Fall announced on Facebook last week that he’s busy working on a follow-up to his 1999 gay rom-com Trick.
“Script is written, doing a reading with the cast soon, raising the money to make it all happen!!!” he wrote.
The original Trick, which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, followed two guys– Gabriel (played by Christian Campbell) and go-go boy Mark (played by John Paul Pitoc)–on a night of misadventures as they searched for a place to hook up. The film also featured appearances by Tori Spelling and Miss Coco Peru.
In his Facebook post, Fall also confirms that Miss Coco Peru is set to return and that the movie will be set in New York and L.A.
“Scruff plays a role in bringing our two men back together again,” he adds.
Trick 2 is expected to be released next year, just in time to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the original film.
OMG! I am SOOOO Excited for both of these films. Talk about childhood and adolescent dreams CUM true!
If I can be negative for a second….
1. 9 to five wasn’t a gay film. Not to say it won’t be a cool sequel.
2. Not sure why it’s a big deal out of Coco Peru being in Trick 2. LOVE her, but she was a trick that hated Mark and he hated her. There isn’t a huge reason for them to still be in contact is there?
That said, can’t wait for both sequels.
1. But gays LOVE it!
2. Because its a movie and her scene was iconic and well loved, so like many film makers doing sequels, they will find a way to get her in there.
There is nothing even remotely gay about 9 to 5, however much some queens might like Dolly or Lily. It’s also hard to imagine how a film about workplace harassment and discrimination is going to translate into a sequel around characters who would now all be in their 80s and retired. Or is it harassment and discrimination in the nursing home?
someone with some common sense. Thank U
I LOVED Trick. Tori Spelling was too funny (also loved her performance in House of Yes). I hope Tired Old Queen at the Movies is in it, too! I wonder if the lead boy is still as cute as a button?
Tori Spelling was awesome in THE HOUSE OF YES, it’s my favorite movie…and I am not a fan of hers, but she really helped make that movie what it was.
Maybe because its writer/director Colin Higgins was openly gay?
Having a gay director doesn’t make it a gay movie, unless you consider all those classic movies directed by George Cukor to be gay movies too.
Trick is one of my favorite movies of all time. I had left the life of dancing and tricking behind a while before (having turned 40) and this film just reminded me of all the fun and the frustration. Tori Spelling should have won an Oscar for her performance, or, at least, for the tap dancing scene alone. I have both the DVD and the CD of music.
Both men are still very hot and I so hope they come back for the sequel. Pitoc still has that sultry look with the soulful eyes and Campbell still has the cute boy freckles. Check them out on IMDB as it has relatively recent pictures of both. Even if Moviepass dies or blocks out Trick, I am going opening night.
Hey, Queety, the opening would make a great non-profit fundraiser!
I loved Trick. One of the most enjoyable rom-coms I’ve seen and what I love most about it is that it still holds up so well even today. I’m down for a sequel.
I’m too young to have seen either movie so I’m wondering if the sequels will require a knowledge of their predecessors. I’m guessing that there’ll be many inside jokes and allusions to the past. In other words, I’m gonna need to watch the first incarnations to get full enjoyment of the sequels. If so, I’ll need to watch with someone who lived those eras as guide. I always feel like I’m missing something since I have no memories of those times. I was a gay media archivist throughout college and have a great knowledge of LGBT TV/movies from the 1900s to 2010. But I always felt like I was missing something…
Bryguyf69, depending on where you live, I’m sure there’s many “mentors” who would be happy to guide you through a night or two of screenings of both movies! Just make your whereabouts known and volunteers will pop out of the woodwork.
9 to 5 was the first and only movie I ever saw at a Drive in movie when I was about 3, it’s a miracle I remember being there, but somehow I do, vaguely. I’ve since grown to adore it. It’s just so well made. And Trick might be more of a novelty to me, but it’s still got a sweetness to it that made it endearing, and oh god, that one line, ” Did you ever get cum in your eye ? IT BURNS, GABRIEL, IT BURNSSSSSSSSSSSS !!!! “, hahahahhaha!!!
As others have said —
9 to 5 is NOT a ‘gay’ movie.
There was no gay-themes or metaphors in the movie.
And no. Gals engaging in hijinks to ruin their dastardly boss is not a gay-theme even starring Dolly, Jane, and Lilly. It’s an across-the-board theme.
Sure, lots a gays of a certain age like the movie but you know who else likes the movie…?
MOSTLY EVERYBODY no matter their orientation. It’s a huge hit across all demos.
Lots of gays liked other big movies from 1980, too.
Therefore; is ‘Raging Bull’ is a gay movie, or is ‘Caddyshack’ is a gay movie, or is ‘The Shining’..?
Every gay guy I know (who’s seen them) likes all those movies. But, like ‘9 to 5’, those aren’t gay movies either.
Totally agreed. None of the fantastic lead were Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender. However, their boss was closet-kinky (if that counts).
So excited for the “Trick” sequel, but won’t deny that I’m a little on edge about how it will be handled. Jim Fall has floated a great idea about it in the past–that Mark and Gabriel not staying together after all, but running into each other several years later when their lives have taken totally different turns. It’ll take for some great writing, and hopefully appearances by Ms. Coco Peru and Tori Spelling, to really make it shine.
Nothing gay about 9 to 5 except in real life lily Tomlin is lesbian…and as far as remake ot trick.i bought it when it first came out .loved the leads but tori spelling ruined that movie for me. I absolutely hated every second she was on screen annoying as hell and never stfu…over the years I’ve seen better LGBTQ movies..as far as these two go…I’ll pass
Nothing gay about 9 to 5 except Lily Tomlin is a real life lesbian…trick…I bought and tori spelling ruined the movie for me..annoying didnt like a second of her on the screen.good story cute leads…as for remaking these 2. I’ll pass
Nothing gay about 9 to 5 except lily Tomlin is gay..trick great story cute leads but tori spelling ruined it for me. Annoying….remake these 2 ..I’ll pass
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