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First trailer for Absolutely Fabulous movie finally released, sweetie darling! (VIDEO)

Joe Williams February 18, 2016
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Edina and Patsy seem to be having a ball in the first clip from their big screen outing.

Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley are set to return this summer as Edina and Patsy in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie – with the first teaser having been released online.

The legendary fashionistas are seen cruising on a speedboat, sipping cocktails, and taking a slow-motion walk along the beach – in what seems at first to be a drink commercial.

This is the first footage of the movie – which has been garnering a lot of attention since its announcement earlier in the year.

First trailer for Absolutely Fabulous movie finally released, sweetie darling! (VIDEO)

Celebrities said to be taking part include One Direction’s Harry Styles – who will be playing the love interest of Lumley’s hard partying character.

Also set to star are Glee’s Chris Colfer, acting legend Joan Collins, Emma Bunton and Kim Kardashian West.

A blurb for the film reads: “Edina and Patsy are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hotspots.

“But when they are blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi.

“Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forevermore!”

However, the production has not been without controversy – after the film was accused of using “yellowface” for casting a white actor to play a Japanese character.

The character Huki Muki, a Japanese fashion designer, will be played by Janette Tough, and was spotted filming with Lumley and Saunders in December.

Margaret Cho, Korean-American comedian, tweeted her disgust at the film’s casting choice.

She wrote: “Have some respect. Hire Asian actors 4 Asian roles. I’m not going to name the production but I’m DISGUSTED!.

First trailer for Absolutely Fabulous movie finally released, sweetie darling! (VIDEO)

“#YELLOWFACE is racism. Sorry. It’s unacceptable. Not now. I was thrilled about #abfabmovie but now I just can’t be. I’m very disappointed,” Cho added.

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie will be released on July 1.

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