It’s premiere day in Los Angeles for ‘Snow Flower and the Secret Fan,’ a film adaptation of Lisa See’s acclaimed novel set in 19th-century China about two female BFF’s. (The Chinese had a different word for it.)

Our cousins at HuffPost Women have been teasing out the film’s themes of female friendship in recent days and months, and today’s installment features CNN anchor Suzanne Malveaux and her twin sister, Suzette. (Imagine how many times their mother mixed up her daughters’ names.) In an exclusive video, the Malveaux sisters describe their unique emotional connection, their policy of constructive competition, and the TV jingle that helped them resolve their differences:


Don’t miss the earlier installments in the series, featuring more sets of high-powered female friends:

• ‘Snow Flower’ producers Wendi Murdoch and Florence Sloan (June 24)

• Bestselling chef Katie Lee and wellness expert Kathy Freston (July 1)

• “Tiger Mom” Amy Chua and executive Anne Ackerly (July 8)

There’s also an interview with ‘Snow Flower’ author Lisa See, who laments that women are “raised to be good, not to pick fights,” and a provocative post by editor Arianna Huffington that exposes a modern counterpart to foot-binding — “in the form of impossibly high heels in even the most unlikely of circumstances.”

Check the showtimes for ‘Snow Flower and the Secret Fan’ right here on Moviefone, and by all means share your high-heel horror stories in the comments section!

(Photo courtesy of Fox Searchlight.)

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