The Hot Flashes

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The Hot Flashes
The Hot Flashes.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Susan Seidelman
Produced by Jenny Johnson
Susan Seidelman
Written by Brad Hennig
Starring Brooke Shields
Daryl Hannah
Virginia Madsen
Wanda Sykes
Eric Roberts
Mark Povinelli
Camryn Manheim
Music by Tim Starnes
Cinematography Alar Kivilo
Edited by Keiko Deguchi
The Hot Flashes LLC
Distributed by Vertical Entertainment
Release dates
  • July 12, 2013 (2013-07-12)
Country United States
Language English

The Hot Flashes is a film by Susan Seidelman, director of Desperately Seeking Susan. It stars Brooke Shields, Daryl Hannah, Wanda Sykes, Virginia Madsen, Camryn Manheim, Eric Roberts and Mark Povinelli. This film is also trying to raise awareness for breast cancer as well as defy stereotypes of age.[1] It was released on July 12, 2013.[2]


An unlikely basketball team of unappreciated middle-aged Texas women, all former high school champs, challenge the current arrogant high school girls' state champs to a series of games to raise money for breast cancer prevention. Sparks fly as these marginalized women go to comic extremes to prove themselves on and off the court, and become a national media sensation.


At one time, actress Melanie Griffith was associated with the film and was present during the early stages of filming. She was seen at a New Orleans Hornets game with friends Daryl Hannah and Brooke Shields.[3] However, she dropped out due to "creative differences".[4]


  1. ^ "The Official Web Site Of Actress and Producer Virginia Madsen". Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  2. ^ The Hot Flashes (2013). "The Hot Flashes Movie Poster - Internet Movie Poster Awards Gallery". Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  3. ^ Eliot Kamenitz / The Times-Picayune. "All-star team of actresses sign on for NOLA-shot basketball comedy 'The Hot Flashes'". Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  4. ^ "Melanie Griffith | Melanie Griffith Quits New Comedy Over 'Creative Differences'". Retrieved 2013-06-03. 

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