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After the success of Waiting to Exhale, studios didn’t hesitate to throw money at anything with Terry McMillan’s name attached to it. For that reason, How Stella Got Her Groove Back was released into theaters in 1998, just two years after the book was written. And the same women who flocked to Waiting went to see Stella. The movie grossed $11 million dollars in three days and went on to earn $37 million at the box office. This story, and the story behind the story, was all over the news but we bet you don’t know these behind the scene secrets of this film.

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