Dolly Parton has entered the studio with Kelly Clarkson for a new version of her 1980 hit 9 to 5 , Variety writes . The song is intended for the documentary Still Working 9 to 5 , which will premiere at the SXSW festival in March.
In the documentary, actresses and other female collaborators of the film 9 to 5 , which also dates from 1980, are interviewed. In that comedy, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Parton are fed up with their boss’s sexist behavior and spring into action.
In the film, the three women and other collaborators look back on the making of 9 to 5 , a film that wanted to expose the way women were treated in the business world in the most light-hearted way possible, while still reaching a large audience. to achieve.
Actresses from a 2009 9 to 5 Broadway show, including Allison Janey, also have their say in Still Working 9 to 5 . Rita Moreno, who appeared in a film-based sitcom in 1980, is also joining the project.
The new version of Parton and Clarkson’s song has a less upbeat tone than the original, explains one of the docu’s directors. “In Dolly’s first performance there was a lot of hope. This version is a bit more melancholic, because 42 years after the song’s appearance, women are still fighting for equal treatment.”
On Wednesday it was announced that the thriller Bodies, Bodies, Bodies , the international directorial debut of Halina Reijn, will also premiere at SXSW. The festival takes place in the middle of March in the city of Austin in the US state of Texas.