In Los Angeles this week, Grease‘s gay film director Randal Kleiser addressed an audience of eager fans at the ArcLight Cinema, introducing his thirty-year-old film that Paramount Studios updated to make interactive. Or, more accurately, to make into a karaoke experience. Grease: Sing-A-Long slaps bouncy, animated song lyrics on the screen so audience members can, obviously, sing along to Danny and Sandy’s courtship, and it’s probably coming to a city near you. But if Kleiser had to remake Grease — again, again: the film is a remake of the 1977 Broadway show — with a gay focus, who would he cast as the leads?
“Taylor Lautner,” Kleiser says. “And, I guess, Zac Efron.”
Oh, you mean the hottest young male actors today? The ones with the super gay followings? And abs that make the gay boys swoon? Those two? For a second there we thought you’d say Christopher “McLovin’” Mintz-Plasse.
Bigger question: Who would be cast that snappy Rizzo, originally played by Stockard Channing? We’re throwing our money behind Heather Matarazzo. She can still play a high schooler, yes?