Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie stars Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders are our “Troopers of the Week.” The duo, better known as Patsy and Eddie, hit the New York scene to plug their new flick, opening today, and had their picture taken with nearly every gay man in the city. At the Mark Silver, Factory PR, and Mac Cosmetics screening at The Crosby Street Hotel on Wednesday, guests weren’t really interested in chatting with the girls before the film, but weren’t getting out of there without a photo for Instagram/Facebook. Think Santa Claus/Easter Bunny at the mall. (No judging…we did the same thing at the Cosmo lunch hosted by Joanna Coles at Hearst Tower.)
This weekend will determine if the hundreds of selfies the duo endured, sometimes together (the money shot) and sometimes individually, has paid off. Look for appearances in the film from Kate Moss, Stella McCartney, Jourdan Dunn, Daisy Lowe, Jerry Hall, Suzy Menkes, Joan Collins, and Jean Paul Gaultier. After box office success in the UK, a sequel is being discussed.