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

Joe Williams February 18, 2016

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.

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!.

“#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.

More: ab fab movie, Absolutely Fabulous, edina and patsy, jennifer saunder, Joanna Lumley

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