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Do you want a 'Girlfriends' reunion movie?

The creator of "Girlfriends" Mara Brock Akil is not giving up on a film. "Girlfriends" was the first show of its kind, following four successful black women as they maneuvered their early thirties in LA. The show abruptly ended after eight seasons in 2008, and fans have been begging for a movie ever since. But Akil said studios do not see the value in a film with four black women as leads, so the film may never happen. Do you want to see a "Girlfriends" reunion on the big screen? 

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In case you have been under a rock, "Girlfriends" follows attorney Joan Clayton (played by Tracee Ellis Ross) and her three best friends—Mya, Lynn, and Tony—as they date, work, and overcome obstacles in Los Angeles while eating way too much sushi. The show was so popular that when it ended fans banned together, and created Facebook and Twitter groups begging for a film.

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Akil stopped by "The Wendy Williams Show" to discuss what it will take to make the movie happen. 

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Jill Marie Jones, who played the character Tony Childs, said in a recent interview on "The Breakfast Club" that all four women are down to participate in the film:

"We all want to do it," she said. " I think it’s a timing thing and also the legal stuff. When you sell a script you don't actually own it anymore so whatever CBS and Paramount want to do." 
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But show creator Mara Brock Akil told Victoria Johnson of Vulture that she is tired of begging studios to give her a budget:

"Yeah, you can tell any studio in town: If they got 50 to 60 million, I already have the script. We can make an epic story and we can make a lot of money, but me hustling and knocking on doors begging to do this story is not where it is anymore."

Akil also said Hollywood doesn't particularly value black women:

"It deserves somebody to see the value in it and write that check. That’s what it’s about. People often think I have the power. Well, I have a lot of creative input, I know the vision of it, but I need the money... There still is a lack of value for what black women want, yet we have proven to be one of the strongest consumers in the marketplace. Yet we still are undervalued about what we want and need So, yeah, I have a script. It’ll be great. But I can’t keep worrying about that and hustling that because I wouldn’t have come up with Nuri and Yasir. I wouldn’t have helped launch Black Lightning. I have a lot more stories in me. Begging someone to see the value of Girlfriends, I can’t do it anymore."
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