!! OMG, Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton, AND Lily Tomlin are officially making a “9 To 5” sequel !!

The 1980 comedy 9 to 5 has a sequel on its way! Jane Fonda has confirmed that she, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton will reprise their original roles says Entertainment Weekly.

The story was conceptualized by Jane Fonda and made through her production company, IPC. According to a 1981 interview with Lifestyle magazine, Fonda did a great deal of research on the lives of working women, particularly those who entered the workforce later in life following a husband’s death or divorce. “What I found was that secretaries know the work they do is important, is skilled, but they also know they’re not treated with respect. They call themselves ‘office wives.’ They have to put gas in the boss’s car, get his coffee, buy the presents for his wife and mistress,” she said. “So when we came to do the film, we said to Colin [Higgins], OK, what you have to do is write a screenplay which shows you can run an office without a boss, but you can’t run an office without the secretaries.”

The film followed the three overworked and underpaid women in a “madcap plot for revenge on their sexist boss” AND it’s the 20th highest-grossing comedy movie of all time. Hmmmm, okay so there seems to be a market for it! Will you be checking out the sequel, OMG!?

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6 Comments on "OMG, Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton, AND Lily Tomlin are officially making a “9 To 5” sequel"

  1. Omg…about damn time. This was my favorite movie when I was 10. I’m sure it was one of the signs I was gay b4 I even knew it. Lmao!

  2. Caprice Goldberg | August 2, 2018 at 11:06 pm | Reply

    OMG we’re gonna need special locker for the hat!!!

  3. I love Lily Tomlin, but kinda embarrassing for her.
    She’s the only one who’s aged!

  4. Dream come true!

  5. Definitely up for that! The original is a classic, and a movie with an important message that felt like just a great story rather than hitting one over the head with a message. I know people who were secretaries at that time, and not only did 9 to 5 effectively push the idea into common consciousness of getting coffee and such not being part of an office job, it may have helped give “secretary” the taint that killed it. More important, the trio is so fun together.

    What I’m having trouble picturing is what the story will be for a sequel, but I’m fine with being surprised.

  6. So excited!

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