Ready For It: Neil Patrick Harris Is Going To Be “All Legs, Butt And Back” As Hedwig

nph-hedwigVanity Fair, out of touch and irrelevant as ever, recently published an interview titled “Twelve Things You Didn’t Know About Neil Patrick Harris.” But based on the content of the article, they might as well have called it “Twelve Things You Will Instantly Forget About Neil Patrick Harris.”

Writer David Kamp offers a superficial glance at the man behind the song and dance, reducing Harris to an outdated, wooden stereotype. Kamp goes so far as to discuss what kind of a closet-case celebrity Harris would’ve been, had he been famous in the 1950s. (For the record, Harris would have taken as a beard someone like Doris Day or Cyd Charisse, whom he refers to as “sort of the feminine-masculine.”)

The one bit of insight in the article comes when Harris discusses how he will physically prepare for his upcoming Broadway role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. He told Kamp, “As Barney (on How I Met Your Mother) I’m all shoulders and arms and chest, but as Hedwig, I’ll be all legs and butt and back. Like Cyd Charisse.” Barney got back, now that’s something worth writing about.

Short of that, Kamp spends a lot of time talking about what Harris eats (or doesn’t eat, because all gay men have food issues, you know). Oh, and he refers to Hedwig’s style as “botched-tranny drag.” Apparently he missed the memo that serious journalists shouldn’t say “tranny” in print.

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  • Fitz

    Wait. What, Queerty? Are you complaining about a fluff piece on
    “12 things you didn’t know about Neil” after your shocking
    expose “12 things you didn’t know about Andrew Christiansan models”?

    lol. Now your just phoning it in.

  • Caine

    I just can’t see NPH as Hedwig.

    John Cameron Mitchell come back!

    well let’s hope they got Miriam Shor to reprise Yitzak.

  • Spike

    @Fitz: Called it, expect Queerty to next complain about Men’s Fitness having so many photo spreads with guys in just their underwear.

  • andy_d

    @Spike: BINGO!

  • Joe Dalmas

    Vanity Fair is “out of touch and irrelevant”? You must be the one who confuses “they’re” with “there” and “their” on Queerty in every other article.

  • hotshot70

    Well, I still would love to see NPH as Hedwig, especially if he goes nude! lol

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