Finally, a Movie About a Basketball Team of Menopausal Women

Has the mobile mammogram bus in your town ever lost funding and you wondered what to do about it? And you're middle-aged and so you thought the best course of action would be to have a fundraiser in the form of charity basketball game where you played some girls high school basketball stars? And, just for kicks, you thought you'd name your team The Hot Flashes as an homage to the "change" you were in the throes of? Well congratulations, because someone stole your life's story and made it a movie starring Brooke Shields.

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The Hot Flashes (not to be confused with this "fun band to keep your party special") looks like it's been in the works for a number of years, but will finally be in select cities starting July 12. Expect the aforementioned Shields (married to Eric Roberts in this one), Daryl Hannah, Virginia Madsen, Camryn Manheim and Wanda Sykes plus a cameo from Robin Roberts, PLUS some puns about balls.

Your face can do this now:

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Violet Baudelaire

It's a movie that stars women? Older women? Who are there as not just sex objects, but people with some sort of cause? Dude, I'm loving it already. It's actually far more realistic a plot than most movies. I've known a crap load of amazing middle aged women who do exactly this - see a need in their community and come up with creative ways to try to address it.

To hell with mocking it - I almost don't care if it's bad, I would pay to go see it just so that they start making more movies with these demographics in mind. Why are we lamenting the way Hollywood treats women, especially older women one day, and then mocking their efforts the next?