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17 May 3rd, 2013 SOAP LIFE Documentary Feature Trailer Released – Watch The Video!

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The documentary feature SOAP LIFE  tells the story of the passion of the soap opera genre from the actors, producer and writers, journalists and fans perspective in a very unique way that has never been seen before. For more on the film visit their website!

In the SOAP LIFE teaser promo press release it states, “Once a cornerstone of network television, the American soap opera has fallen on hard times and cancellations. In the feature-length documentary SOAP LIFE, producers John Grossman and Matthew D’Amato attempt to find out why, with millions of viewers, these icons of American culture are disappearing from the television landscape. SOAP LIFE features interviews with actors, directors, producers, writers, and fans to get their perspective on the changing face of daytime television.”

After the jump watch ATWT’s Eileen Fulton, AMC’s Julia Barr, Francesca James, Jill Larson, General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson and Derk Cheetwood, and many more, give their perspective of what has happened to the genre in the last several years and why.  Then, let us know what you think of the trailer? Does it pique your interest?  Would you like to see the entire documentary? 

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  1. jimh says:

    When i was growing up in the 1960s there were over a dozen soaps to choose from plus a nice There was a great variety in daytime…and none of the soaps felt the same. General Hospital and The Doctors were medical dramas…some of it was so real people wrote in for medical advice! Edge Of Night was daytimes answer to Perry Mason…courtroom drama with lots of crimes and mysteries! Dark Shadows was the late afternoon gothic horror soap about vampires, witches and werewolves! Strange Paradise was about a wealthy man who used black magic to bring his wife back from the dead with disasterous results…she had to kill to stay alive! And then there were the family oriented soaps of Days Of Our Lives with the Hortons, Another World with the Mathews, As The World Turns with the Hughes, Guilding Light with the Bauers and One Life To Live with different families of ethnic backgrounds! So many great writers and wonderful actors and storylines! This was the best decade for soaps ever and im glad i was part of it! Todays daytime is all talk, and not enough action!

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    jimh replied

    Finally out of the hospital and catching up with my soaps! Thanks to my friends K.W. and J.T.W. for watching things for me!

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    jimh replied

    plus a nice selection of game shows and there was only three networks and a few other stations, and it was all free! Primetime had comedy, variety shows, science fiction westerns, Peyton Place and so much more! Far less news and talk shows and i not much in the reality department except for documentaries but even those were entertaining!(some how this part of my comments ended up missing when i posted! Dang it!)

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    jimh replied

    Plus we needed all this overuse of cussing, sex and nudity, or any gory violence to be entertained! It was all fun and entertaining that the whole family could sit together and watch, and for many hours a day we were able to escape the problems of the real world! TV,cable and online shows have some really good entertaining offerings but none are as great as the good old days of television…the 1960s!

    jimh replied

    didnt need i meant to say…

    Rich replied

    With these shows no longer bound by FCC/network content restrictions,they’re becoming more realistic. And that includes stronger language than we usually hear on daytime tv,without the bleeps.

    It’s because it’s coming from mouths of people we’ve all grown up with on tv that’s shocking to long time viewers. The characters are finally getting the chance to say and do things they never got to on ABC.

    I,for one,welcome these changes and will keep watching until it’s,god forbid,cancelled again.

    kim replied

    Rich…i wasnt judging the new reboots…i was in the hospital and havent seen them yet…my comments was just mainly about 1960s tv including daytime! Daytime was so much better back then because we were lucky to have more choices on way fewer stations compared to whats offered today and it was free!

    kim replied

    my friend jim was in the hospital i meant to say…hes recovering from a little stroke and has had some difficulty typing this out so im helping him. He hasnt seen the episodes yet but me and my husband told him about them…he’ll be watching the reboots later today!

  2. heidi says:

    YES!!! I would love to see the entire documentary!!! It looks great!

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    heidi replied

    When is it going to be available?

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  3. Rodd says:

    This is extremely interesting. I hope that we will hear more about it and how we can see it. I’m sure any soap fan would be interested in seeing it. Thank you, Michael, for bring it to our attention.

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    su0000 replied

    Go to their Facebook the link was on their page..

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  4. su0000 says:

    The FaceBook is very inserting..
    I wish that someday Dark Shadows, will be reanimated!!

    With shows busting the chart with stories of ”
    ”Walking Dad” and ”Vampires”, I think Dark shadows would do well..

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  5. su0000 says:

    To be ”Walking Dead” not Dad .. Keyboard is sooo tiny..

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  6. Llanviewer717 says:

    Absolutely. I would love to see the entire documentary.

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  7. su0000 says:

    Spin/Bradford Anderson is sexy-handsome with his glasses on..
    He should wear them all the time on GH ..
    lookin very cool .

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  8. Christy says:

    wow! this is more like the stuff I was hoping Friday’s OLTL “More” would be like. Are you listening PP?

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