Mara Brock Akil Teases Fans With Potential Kickstarter Campaign for ‘Girlfriends’ Movie

Posted by on Mar 15, 2013

Mara Brock Akil Girlfriends Movie

It’s only the movie that millions of diehard fans have been waiting for…you know, nothing big.

With a simple tweet in the wee hours of Thursday morning, writer/producer Mara Brock Akil posed a monumental (yes, monumental) question to her 1,200-plus followers: Would they be interested in funding a Girlfriends feature film?

Mara Brock Akil Girlfriends Movie

Dozens of “retweets” and “favorites” later, the whisperings of a potential movie made its way to Shadow & Act, where they broke down the possibility of ever seeing Joan, Maya, Toni and Lynn on the big screen. Writer Tambay A. Obenson mentioned a similar Kickstarter campaign for UPN’s Veronica Mars, which has been off the air for more that five years, that raised more than $2 million in 24 hours.

The site states:

“Girlfriends averaged around 4 million viewers in its early seasons, and ended with around 2 million viewers before it went off the [air]. So its fan-base is really just about the same size as the Veronica Mars fan-base. The question of course [is] whether fans of Girlfriends want to see a feature film based on the TV series, and its characters…”

Read on at UPTOWN!

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