6th Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Awards Luncheon - ArrivalsRob Thomas, the creator of Veronica Mars, launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to bring the defunct series to the silver screen. He used the high demand from fans to reach $2 million in donations in 12 hours. Thomas’ triumph is inspiring other show creators to consider a similar crowd-source funding campaign.

Mara Brock Akil, the creator of Girlfriends is pondering a Kickstarter campaign to bring Joan, Lynn, Maya and Toni may to the silver screen as well.

She tweeted:

Girlfriends tweet

All of the actresses appear to be on board. The foursome posed at the Essence: Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon last month and Tracee Ellis-Ross, Joan Clayton, has expressed interest in bringing “Girlfriends” to the theater.

“I would love to do a ‘Girlfriends’ movie. I want to see Joan get married,” Ellis-Ross said to Sister 2 Sister Magazine in 2011. “I want Toni and Joan to find their friendship back again. I want that closure, and I think a movie would be a great way to do it.”

Ellis-Ross also asked fans to demand “Girlfriends” in order for movie studios to fund the project.

“I think the fans have to ask for it,” Ellis-Ross told Wendy Williams during a 2012 appearance.

But as Shadow & Act points out, it’s not as simple as it seems.

“Girlfriends averaged around 4 million viewers in its early seasons, and ended with around 2 million viewers before it went off the sir. So its fan-base is really just about the same size as the Veronica Mars fan-base. The question of course it whether fans of Girlfriends want to see a feature film based on the TV series, and its characters…”

The answer has not been determined. But if you want to see a “Girlfriends” movie, follow Mara on Twitter and tweet your interest. And like the Akil Productions Facebook page.

Let’s make it happen!

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