Steel Magnolias is, without a doubt, a movie whose legacy has lingered for more than 25 years since its debut in 1989. Originally conceived as a stage play, the immediate impact of the show was so enormous that it was only natural that the story would be put on film. The movie debuted on the silver screen in 1989, after a whirlwind run on the New York stage. The film was at once charming and heartbreaking in its portrayal of female friendship in the face of tragedy. Here are some fascinating details and hidden secrets you never knew about the making of the film.