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But How Will Ricky Martin Overcome His Homosexuality to Play Straight Guy Che In Evita?

Ricky Martin will play Che, the story’s narrator, in Broadway’s first-ever revival of Evita, expected to premiere in 2012; the original opened in 1979. It’s Martin’s first big career announcement since coming out, and a much better one than we were thinking: the new Old Spice guy.

By:           JD
On:           Jun 10, 2010
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    • Andreusz
      Andreusz

      By acting?

      Jun 10, 2010 at 4:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • real question
      real question

      But How Will Ricky Martin Overcome His Homosexuality to Play HOMOPHOBIC Guy Che In Evita?

      Jun 10, 2010 at 4:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Che's homophobia
      Che's homophobia

      Che played a principal role in setting up Cuba’s first labor camp in the Guanahacabibes region in western Cuba in 1960-1961, to confine people who had committed no crime punishable by law, revolutionary or otherwise.

      Che’s homophobia is expressed in the poster placed at the entrance to the forced labor camp, where homosexuals were confined, which read: “The work will make you men”‘, replica of the slogan “The work will make you free” used in the Nazi concentration camps. It intended to correct the homosexual behavior applying rigorous punishments with the intention of modifying this social deviation, which does not constitute a crime punishable by law.

      http://www.cubanet.org/CNews/y09/enero09/23_O_3.html

      Jun 10, 2010 at 5:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joey O'H
      Joey O'H

      I’m sure Martin will overcome “it” by “acting.” What a ridiculous article!

      Jun 10, 2010 at 8:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alexa
      Alexa

      I hope the headline was sarcasm. Sometimes it’s hard to tell here.

      Jun 10, 2010 at 8:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • joe
      joe

      What else is the poor guy going to play?
      The house keeper in the reival of the Bird Cage?
      Good for Him, Looking forward to it. Gives him to use his talents of singing and dancing.
      OMG, Lady Gaga as Evita!….I just did a little in my pants!

      Jun 10, 2010 at 11:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Marc
      Marc

      @joe: Poor guy???

      Jun 10, 2010 at 12:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • joe
      joe

      @Marc:
      I didn’t mean it in the financial sense, what I meant was,
      No matter what Ricky now attempts in his lately lack luster career. He’ll be forever scrutinized.
      Im pretty sure he can break the bank with his boy band money and solo career. Im still moist over the thought of Lady Gaga…LOL

      Jun 10, 2010 at 1:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Andreusz
      Andreusz

      Che in Evita =/= Che Guevara. ‘Che’ in South America is a common nickname for any Argentinian, like calling a Scot Jock.

      Jun 10, 2010 at 2:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Che
      Che

      Evita is a musical production, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. Rice suggested that they create a character known as Ché to serve as a narrator and Greek chorus. It was not his intention to base him on Che Guevara, but when Harold Prince later became involved with the project, he insisted that the actors portraying Ché use Guevara as a role model.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evita_(musical)

      Jun 10, 2010 at 5:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ossurworld
      ossurworld

      Che was one of Madonna’s backup dancers.

      Jun 11, 2010 at 7:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ousslander
      ousslander

      the same way hill overcome a character based on a mass murdering homophobe

      Jun 11, 2010 at 11:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ousslander
      ousslander

      the same way hill overcome a character based on a mass murdering homophobe by acting

      Jun 11, 2010 at 11:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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