With 'Sex and the City: The Movie' doing very well at the box office, watch for a number of chick flicks to start coming out and right out the gate this Fall is an updated adaptation of the 1939 George Cukor film of the same name, which was based on the 1936 play by Clare Boothe Luce.
In the 2008 version of 'The Women', which is directed by Diane English, the film stars Meg Ryan, Eva Mendes, Jada Pinkett Smith, Debra Messing, Candice Bergen, Bette Midler, Carrie Fisher, Lynn Whitfield, and Annette Bening.
The central character is clothing designer Mary Haines (Ryan), who lives in a beautiful country home with her wealthy financier husband and their 11-year-old daughter. Her best friend Sylvia Fowler (Bening) is the editor of a prominent fashion magazine, a woman who dictates the latest in taste and style for New York City fashionistas. When Mary's husband becomes involved with Crystal Allen (Mendes), a perfume salesgirl in Saks Fifth Avenue, her friendship with Sylvia is put to the test. Everyone in their close-knit circle of friends, including mother Edie Cohen (Messing) and author Alex Fisher (Pinkett Smith), begins to question their loyalty to each other and their romantic involvements.
According to article in Entertainment Weekly, in the 2008 version, most of the women are working in the fields of fashion design and publishing, and the character of Alex Fisher, played by Pinkett Smith is a lesbian.
'The Women' opens on October 10, 2008